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  1. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    Here are some pictures of the batteries, junction point and onboard charger. I checked the connections and everything seems to be connected right. And, something I didn't noticed until I just looked at one of the pictures. There is a thermal circuit breaker that the positive cables connect to. I have a feeling it's been tripped. I'll check that tonight. (I'm at work right now.)
  2. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    Thanks. I don't recall seeing it connected to the batteries at all - just the normal battery cables - which is odd. I mean, why would it come from the factory without it connected? I'll check again this weekend when I get the boat back and reply back. Nice boat, btw. :-)
  3. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    When I put the battery on an external charger, it took 3 days to charge. So, I believe it's the battery and not the motor itself.
  4. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    Thanks Paul. I’ll check it out again this weekend when I get the boat out of storage. I really appreciate the reply.
  5. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    I see. That logically makes sense. Once I get the boat back out this weekend, I'll take a much closer look. Thanks again.
  6. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    Thanks Bryan. That's very useful info! One question I have that you might know: it doesn't appear that the onboard charger is directly connected to the batteries. Two of the charging cables seem to be connected to some sort of junction under the gunwhale with the other directly connected to the engine battery. Does it seem right that the two charging cables would not be directly connected to the batteries?
  7. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    Another good idea. I will.
  8. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    Yes. Good idea. It will take a few days thought because I just put it back into storage for the week. Our HOA doesn’t allowed us to store the boat in our driveway. :-/ I’ll post some in a few days. Thanks for the suggestion.
  9. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    He. Thanks again. I purchased it new. The engine and house lights, etc. all run off the battery in the engine compartment- marine cranking battery. There are two deep cycle batteries in the storage area on the port side. One runs the trolling motor and is the one that died even though I’ve been plugging in the onboard charger every night. There is another deep cycle next to the one for the trolling motor that is also hooked up. I haven’t figured out what it does yet because disconnecting it has no effect on anything. (There is no switch to change from one battery to another like on some boats.) That battery is also fine and fully charged
  10. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    Thanks. Yes, all other batteries work fine. I did check the breakers and they are fine as well. I think the charger is not charging anything but the engine battery and just trying to figure out why because one would assume everything would be connected correctly when you take delivery from the dealer. Maybe assuming is my main problem. :-)
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    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    Good points. It's a 2016 H2O 21' Ski & Fish with 65 hours. I live in the Pacific Northwest which have a mild climate.
  12. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    Ok. Thanks a lot. I'll do that.
  13. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    It had been working fine up until this point. The batter is fairly new also.
  14. Scott Roberts

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    My H2O Ski&Fish came with one marine cranking battery in the engine compartment, two deep cycle batteries in the storage area (port side) along with a three bank onboard battery charger (also in the storage area on the port side). I've been plugging in the charger to a wall connector from my house every night but, recently, the trolling motor died even though the onboard charger said it was charged. And, the onboard charger goes from red to green in about 15 minutes so something is definitely not right. I checked to see how the charger is set up and it appears that two of the charging cables are connected to some junction right under the gunwale and the other is connected to the battery in the engine compartment. So, as far as I can tell, it appears to be correct but I'm inexperienced at this. I bought the boat new from the dealer so I'm assuming it was connected correctly but who knows. I contacted the dealer and they have no experience with onboard chargers, oddly enough, so they have no clue if it's correct and want to charge me $150/hour just to look at it. Any ideas?
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