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New owner of a 2003 Hurricane FunDeck 218R with some electrical questions
Hello everyone. I just purchased a 2003 Hurricane FunDeck 218R on Friday. I had it out all weekend and it's an amazing boat. It has the Yamaha 150 VMAX 2 stroke fuel injected engine on it. I purchased the boat knowing that it had a few electrical issues and I'm hoping that they turn into a ground problem or something easy to track down. So the ignition and engine work perfectly. The seller put a brand new battery in the boat but when I picked it up, the battery was dead. The first night that I docked the boat, I noticed with everything off, the NAV Light switch was still slightly lit and then I noticed that the back lighting of the gauges was on. None of the rocker switches appear to work. So I started to do some small investigating today. I ohm'd out the switches and the circuit breakers and they all appear to be fine. I pulled the contacts off of the NAV switch and I noticed that the ACC and some other switches would then actually come on when I switched them. The INT lights actually worked as well. But I couldn't get the radio to work nor the front head lights. I switched the main switch in the back to see what that does and it doesn't appear to switch off the power, only knocks it down to 9 volts, oddly enough. I know I'm all over the map here trying to explain my problem but before I tear everything apart, I wanted to bounce it off of you guys to see if this sounds like a problem that someone else has seen or had. Also, the NAV switch appears to be a three tier/pole switch and mine had a resister across two of the contacts, is this normal? It looked factory but I was just wondering. Anyway, some of my main questions are, my positive battery terminal has 4 rings on it, 3 small ones and a main battery cable, is this correct? Should the main switch in the back above the battery compartment, be a complete kill switch? Does anyone have any idea what the draw is on the battery just sitting there docked with nothing on? I was showing 1.6A and this seemed high. Anyway, happy to be a hurricane owner and look forward to hearing from you guys!