I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

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I need to look in advanced settings on each unit and make sure they're talking there. I don't know how to get there, yet.

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One suggestion - When it comes to setting up marine electronics I can confirm that directing a profanity filled tirade at them has no effect on their non functional status (although it can provide a certain sense of satisfaction ).
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Ray

I've tried that approach to many things on this boat! :lol: Sometimes she hasn't been much of a lady! :roll: :lol:

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Ray

I think, I've found the NEMA 0183 settings page in the book. The boat is 260 miles away though. As you said, it may be the baud rate setting.

Frustration ruled for a few days.

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raymacke wrote:One suggestion - When it comes to setting up marine electronics I can confirm that directing a profanity filled tirade at them has no effect on their non functional status (although it can provide a certain sense of satisfaction ).
Well, I did have THIS experience a few weeks ago:

My mom and I were trying to take her car through the automatic car-wash. I was driving. The price was $3 and my first two bills were accepted by the machine readily. But that third dollar bill just wouldn't please the machine. It just kept kicking it back and kicking it back. We didn't have any other money in a small enough denomination!

Finally, in a combination of joking around with my mom and being frustrated, I whipped out my .357, jammed the barrel up against the machine and yelled: "TAKE THE MONEY!"

And it did!

My mom and I laughed ourselves silly and we are still laughing about it.
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Bill,

What a beautiful job! I'm catching up again after a busy time at work, and really enjoyed seeing what a great product you created.

Good show!

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Very frustrated right now. The people who put the engine in rewired. The engine does not go through the master switch. It's always hot. The starboard tanks is reading on the port gauge. Something is draining the house battery.

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Don't know if they use diodes in the isolation of the house battery. Could be one or more are burned out and allowing current flow to the main system. One way to find a current loss draining batteries is to remove the negative cable from the battery and place a test lamp in between the cable and post. Make sure everything is switched off. If the lamp lights up, you have current flow to something causing a drain. Then you need to disconnect things one at a time until the light goes off.

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Roberta

Thanks. That is kind of the attack I was planning. But, today it was time to walk away.

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why would the engine be wired hot?
do you have some wire diagrams from the engine manufacturer, not the local guy?
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Ken

I don't know why it's always hot. Now I need to undo it.

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:D don't know if this helps.penciled in numbers are prices from Defender.
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I believe normally the outboard is connected to the battery with the heavy starting cables. From there a harness runs to the controller key switch or remote key switch if you are not using the std controller. From there the harness runs to any instruments or accs that are to be powered when the key is turned on. There should be no other connections to power as the battery leads handle it all. Switch on and everything is hot, key off and all is dead.

The only way I can think of to make it hot all the time is they have ran a power wire from one of your banks to an accessory or instrument that is already connected and powered by the engine harness. If that was done power could be back feeding from there to the engine making it hot all the time. As suggested disconnecting one at a time will be the best way to locate the error. If they are connected to a fuse or breaker panel killing individual power there is easy and quick.

If disconnecting the accessories doesn't reveal the problem then I would look very close at any instruments that are installed. Even something like a mechanical fuel gauge that isn't directly connected to the engine usually has a backlight that could be controlled by the key switch. A tap in there could be backfeeding if the gauge is also connected to the harness.
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Ray

Both batteries go to a master switch. That switch is off/parallel/both. I did put in an ACR. I'm going to disconnect the ARC and see if there is some crossover. After that the switch has to be bad. Right now I go from each battery direct to the switch. Then to the engine and fuse panel. :?

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