As you know we have moved aboard and getting ready to head
out. As part of that I'm making sure everything is OK.
Well after we have been aboard about 2 weeks the refer stops working -- dead short or so it appears at the breaker. Oh S--t I think just what I don't need. For the record
it's one of the few systems [20 yrs old] we have not replaced over the past 5 years we have been refitting the boat. rethinking that again now. So I can my local guy figuring the old girl has given up the ghost...well turns out the problem was the breaker which I replaced last year. The lead going to the refer was a cold/corroded joint which created heat which overheated the breaker...which cause failure. Of course once figured this out, replaced breaker, replaced terminal all is fine. Of course it's still and old system that the seals
are starting to go on so probably will replace with something that burns less power and is reliable. This one has issues every year.
That of course had me thinking so I decided to go through all the other systems as part of a check. Well the generator
starts fine but no power to the panel. Here we go again me thinks. Dig out the manual trying to figure out what it could be??? Open the compartment get ready to start tearing into things and look at the breaker right next to the generator
. It's in the off position, turn it on.. life is good. Someone [most likely me] shoved a cleaning
brush in to the corner and turned off the breaker.
Don't you just love those little moments...