Went on my first overnighter the other day, got to the anchorage and the stove did not light up. I then noticed the distinct lack of a 'click' when turning on the propane
solenoid. Today I am crawling all over the boat but try as I might I can't trace the wiring
There is power at the breaker panel, the wire then disappears into a white sheath and routes along the breaker panel cavity at the very front top which I can't follow any more and who knows where else it is going.
On the other end in the port lazarette there is a small box of some kind, high up, with a terminal strip on the top. Not being a snake, there is no way I can get myself in there (transom shower
and Espar heater make it kinda tight) to check things out.
I am wondering if
a) anybody know what's in the box - I suppose it could be just a fancy way of mounting the terminal strip ????
b) anybody know if the solenoid wiring
goes to that terminal strip?
c) what are the chances that this is a factory install and the wires go to standard terminals ???? (yeah, chances are minimal but I got to ask) .... which terminals?
d) How does one service
stuff like that - hire a midget or what ?
I suppose I can try and cut the zap straps that hold everything semi tidy but there is no way in hell that I can replace the straps up in there. With everything seperated I could trace the wires coming from the solenoid but again, it would remain a mess because I just can't get my hands up in there. I even tried from below through the access hole in the back stateroom but I don't reach. I was thinking of peeling a section of the solenoid wire insulation
to put a meter on it but I am sure this would come and haunt me.
I was doing some wiring (pulling antenna
cable in the starboard lazarette), it worked before, doesn't any more so chances are I screwed it up someplace but I don't know where the wires run to properly check.
Last resort would be to pull the propane
tank enclosure, I think I saw some screws there .... I shudder to think that this would be required to get at the magic box ...
Oh, I didn't find a fuse anywhere either .....
Any help/pointers would be greatly appreciated!