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Old 08-31-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Yacht will not take shore charge

I purchased a well maintained '95 Land Yacht LE 30 and drove it home one week ago. Once home I started the generator, let it run for a few minutes, and shut everything down. This morning, one week later, it did not have enough charge to start the engine - just one short rrrrr. The generator would not start either - it clicked like a low battery usually sounds. I plugged the main cable into shore power about 10 AM and checked to see it was powered up. About noon I checked and there was no charge. I switched the "dock" switch into the alternate position (as there is no mention of it's proper position in the manual). At 3 PM there was still no charge.

When plugged in to shore power the test switch indicates both battery systems are up. When disconnected, there is not enough power to get a reading.

Any thoughts?
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:30 AM   #2
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pol,

Probably best to start simple, I would remove the batts, charge completely, let sit for a few hrs and test.
Check all breakers & test for parasitic draw.

KISS usually works.

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Old 09-02-2011, 11:06 AM   #3
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Yacht batteries

Bob,

The batteries were old and tested bad. I replaced them.

thanx

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Dad was rite again....KISS does work.

now get out and enjoy

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