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Alex Stein posted a topic in Northeast U.S.I have a 2018 Chaparral Vortex 203 VRX that I purchased in June 2017. In August I discovered that both of my batteries were getting fully discharged after after the boat would sit on a lift for 4-5 days. I recharged the battery with charger I bought in the Walmart and in 2 days they got discharged again. Then the engine light came on... I took the boat to the dealer - the Advanced Marina of Ocean City, MD - and they detected that an electric fuse for the bilge pump got blown and as a result there were some water - a few gallons - on the bottom of the engine compartment which seems to have affected the alternator (which would explain why batteries were loosing its power). The bilge pump seems to have been not pumping water out as a result and somehow also causing the batteries to discharge. While I always turn the batteries switch to the zero position (OFF), the bilge pump is connected to the battery directly. The dealer ordered parts that are needed for repairs and will check with Chaparral if these repairs would be covered by Chaparral as a warranty items since there was a defective electric fuse that caused the further damage to the bilge and alternator. Meanwhile, I don't have my brand new boat now for two weeks of our pretty short boating season of 12-16 weeks as it sits in the dealer's repair facility waiting for parts. Has anyone discovered this issue with the bilge pump and failed electric fuses? I will update you all on whether Chaparral agreed to cover these repairs under the warranty. Cheers. Alex.