This is the first time I have posted on this forum, but I am in need of some advice
. My 1985 Catalina
27' and I have had a great sailing season here in New England
... until last weekend.
Last weekend I dropped the sails
and engaged the 14 HP diesel
into the marina after a great day of sailing. The diesel
had been working fine all day. However, after just a few minutes on the final approach, the engine
died. I tried to turn the ignition to bring the engine
back to life again, but there was not enough juice in the battery
Thankfully I was able to sail gently into the slip.
I later learned that it is possible someone turned my power
switch to OFF while the engine was engaged, but I am not sure if that is true.
After tying up, I plugged into shore-power with no results. The A/C power
light did not illuminate. This is strange because everything with shore A/C power was fine as of that morning when I departed the marina.
I then tested the batteries
and found that Battery
1 has some juice in it, but Battery 2 is dead.
What the heck happened and how can I fix it?
My guess is that the generator
(brand: Charge Pro, Model: Guest) died a while ago and was not charging batteries
through the shore power
. Perhaps that is also why the shore A/C power is not working now.
It is also possible something got fried if the power selector was on OFF while the engine was running. If so, what would have been fried? Relatedly, is there a circuit breaker for the A/C power somewhere? (NOTE - My circuit board has fuses
, not circuit breakers).