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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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Our boat cover leaked last year and the plug was in. Water

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Our boat cover leaked last year and the plug was in. Water filled boat about 12", we drained boat, have charged new battery pulled fuses and re-installed same fuses. Getting no power, no horn, no stereo no nothing 2000 Bayliner capri 1850 any suggestions we are about at the extent of our mechanical expertise limit.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

Do you have both positive and negative for the accessories connected at the battery? This will be a #10 gauge red/purple and a black wire. There is an inline fuse in the red/purple wire. Check that fuse.

If these check good then we need to use a voltmeter to do some voltage checks to find the issue. But be sure those 2 wires are connected at the battery they will be extra besides the battery cables from the engine. Many times the negative gets dropped and left disconnected.

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