Originally Posted by MurrayM
What size is your battery bank, and what kind of batteries are they?
That is my next question. After a 3 hour cruise I was unable to start the port engine. Just click click click. Opening the battery box the problem was evident. The negative terminal of one of the 2 6volt batteries that were wired in series had burned off probably because of a loose connection. The question is, why 2 6volt batteries wired in series when 2, 12 volt batteries wired in parallel would yield the required voltage would, assuming the 6 and 12 volt batteries had the same capacity, yield twice the capacity of the 6 volt setup?
I was very impressed with the single engine handling of my Prairie 36. The return trip took a little longer, but I was able to return to my dock without incident.
Thank-you again ladies and gentlemen. I'm very grateful for all the help I'm receiving here.