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We have a bayliner 3288 1999. We are out boating and this…

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We have a bayliner 3288 1999. We are out boating and this morning we woke up to no DC power. We have AC when we are plugged into shore power. The inverter shows the battery is full and charging. We cannot even start the boat. Any thoughts

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We came into port for gas and once we faded up we could not start the port side engine due to the batteries. We replaced the batteries on both engine since they were older. Once we did this the engines started up right away. This was 2 days ago. This morning when we first started the engines the screech was very faint. Now there is nothing. Could our inverter be bad?

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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Either the inverter or a battery charger you may have onboard is bad. This is telling you that the batteries are full when in fact they are most likely really low. Use a separate battery charger and see if the new batteries can be saved. If they have totally discharged, there could be a bad cell in them now and this would require you to replace them again,

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
We could not wait, we found a marine electrician to help us out. Thank you
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Your welcome. I would still have those new batteries checked after he has completed his work replacing the inverter.

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