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Do you have a hand held volt meter so we can check some voltages?
Hi Steve. Without a volt meter there isn't anything we can check. Is there some way I can help you?
No, if the batteries were dead you would not hear anything.
Are your battery switches turned on?
You are very welcome. Out of curiosity do any of the lights work on the boat, or any accessory such as a radio?
If you got nothing then chances are your batteries are dead. There are always 2 sets of circuits on every boat, you have your engine related circuits, and this covers the engine and anything related to the engine, such as the trim, the key switch, and the gauges. Then you have what is called the house circuits. House means everything else, every little light on the boat, as well as well as the bilge pump. The only thing the engine and house circuits have in common are the connection at the battery terminals themselves, so if those are tight, it won't be a connection issue. On boats, bilge pumps are wired separately from the battery switch, so turning off a battery switch will not turn off a bilge pump. Chances are one of the pumps stuck on and just ran and ran until the batteries died, does that make sense to you?
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Glad to hear it! You will definitely want to check your bilge pumps and make sure they are not sticking on. Usually that's what does it.
Was there anything else?
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