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So the Detailer left everything on then and drained the batteries?
I'm not sure? When you went to the boat were any of the switches in the UP position?
Could this have damaged my water pump running out of the water?
Are you talking about the seawater pump? (the impeller?)
Okay if all the switches were up, then everything was on.
On the pump, no, that would not have been damaged. Basically that pump has a pressure switch that is built inside of it. The way it works normally is when you open up the faucet, pressure in the line will drop, which causes pressure in the pumps pressure switch to drop, and the pump then kicks on and pushes water. When you close the faucet, pressure starts to build in the water hose. Once pressure gets high enough, the pump shuts off. The only way the pump could possibly be damaged is if the pump was left on, the faucet was left on, and the pump ran and ran until the fresh water tank was empty. Does that all make sense.
That will get your batteries back up and running. The only other thing you would want to check is your bilge pump. Bilge pumps have a separate float switch, that is mounted next to the pump itself. It's not uncommon for those float switches to get stuck in the up position, causing the bilge pump to constantly run. Was there anything else?
Correct, the bilge pump is what pumps the water out of the boat. When you hook up your charger make sure all of the switches are down. If the boat is completely powered up basically all of those items (the lights and whatnot) are going to draw from the charger, and the charger is going to run those lights instead of charging the battery.
Yes. There really isn't anything else you need to do. Just trickle charge the batteries for about 12 hours or so. They are big batteries so they will take all day to charge.
You are very welcome. Thanks again and happy boating!