I have my new to me boat and the first thing I noticed is the bilge pump
stopped working as had the stereo.
Both had worked when inspected so this frustrated me slightly as everything else worked exactly like it should.
After a few hours over two days of checking wires, fuses
and other miscellaneous crevices I went to start the engine
and flicked to the starter battery
started I flicked back to house battery
(after I had charged up the starter) as I did I went through both on the battery switch and my hand slipped and bingo both the stereo and the bilge pump
Neither work on battery one or two but on both they work a treat.
Putting to one side that the bilge
pump should be wired directly to the battery (it is on my list) I am more than a little confused.
I am the first to admit I am not especially wise when it comes to electricity of the 12 volt variety (or any other for that matter) and I still think of it as water
in pipes so go easy on me but
Is this likely to be a problem?
I am concerned about running down my engine battery ( I don't have access to shore power
or atm, solar), by leaving the bilge
How difficult would it be to rewire the bilge pump to only run on house power?
The bilge pump is a rule
3000 (not sure of the number) and a rule
Thanks in advance.