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Fishin Dan

Boat Electrical Question

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I just recently got a new boat and i have a few questions that hopefully someone can answer.

The boat came with two batteries and until yesterday i thought both of them were hooked up. But when i opened it up and looked one of the batteries wasnt hooked up. There were wires right there that i figure are the ones that are supposed to be hooked up to that battery. The wires are coming from some box(in the picture below).

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Does anyone have an idea what these wires are from?

Also on the bow of the boat by the trolling motor there are some controls(livewell timer, ect) there is also a spot where some wires from the trolling motor foot pedal go into that says charger 2-12v and next to that is the charger fuse. Now my question is where would the onboard charger be? I couldnt find it. Could it be whats in the above picture?

Any help would be great. It sucks running out of juice 3 hours into the day...

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I would contact the old owner if you can and ask him these questions, he should know the answers.

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It looks like what's shown in the picture is a breaker, probably the main breaker for the two batteries - one button for each.

I would follow the wires and verify where they lead before I would plug them in.

With respect to the second question - boat manufacturers have one front panel they put in every boat, regardless of what it has. Just because you have a switch for charging doesn't mean you have a charger, which I would suspect is the case here.

What brand boat is this?

marine_man

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It looks like what's shown in the picture is a breaker, probably the main breaker for the two batteries - one button for each.

I would follow the wires and verify where they lead before I would plug them in.

With respect to the second question - boat manufacturers have one front panel they put in every boat, regardless of what it has. Just because you have a switch for charging doesn't mean you have a charger, which I would suspect is the case here.

What brand boat is this?

marine_man

its a 1990 Ebbtide Dyna-Trak 200 SS

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