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Took my repaired boat out to try out the electronics. Wow.

After a time setting up the Lowrance I threw the crank bait for a bit and caught one keeper.

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Then, when I tried to crank the big motor, nothing. I love how cranking batteries decide to give up only when you are out and away from the marina.

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Seems like a few people owe you a tow or two.

Glad to see you post!

My theory on break downs is always help others and never expect help. That way I never lose my temper and I feel good about myself. :have-a-nice-day:

Wolfe Marine did a good job making up for the transducer faux pas. They installed the new transducer and compensated me for the cost of the new transducer. They also sincerely apologized. I did not tell them to load test the batteries (my bad) and today was the classic first warm day discloses the battery fail.

Tomorrow will be a Cabelas and Sams day instead of a fishing day.

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Wrench, how do I find out?

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I still cruise the board, just don't fish enough to add much. Taking a week off in a few to live in the Skeeter again. See you in Aunts Creek! Staying tuned for wrench's response.

Tim Carpenter

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motor turned off, batt should read 12-12.5 volts

motor running should read 14-15 volts.

if it's like my motorcycle.

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motor turned off, batt should read 12-12.5 volts

motor running should read 14-15 volts.

if it's like my motorcycle.

Almost....

When running voltage should be 12.8-14v, and shouldn't ever go over 14.5.

If you are only showing low-mid-12's while running then the battery may be getting tired, or it could be low on water. If voltage ever drops into the -10v range while cranking or operating the tilt/trim then it is probably time to buy a fresh battery.

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