Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-17-2021, 11:25 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Solly's Avatar
 
City: Solomons MD.
Vessel Name: Sun Runner
Vessel Model: 1985 Mainship 34 Trawler MK III
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 366
If it's loose take it over to the batteries and run a couple short wires to it. Figure out which is the + and -. Connect the - and just touch the +. The solenoid should pop.
That will eliminate or confirm voltage drop being the problem. I'm thinking you should have more than 11 something volts at the solenoid.
If it still doesn't work, replace it.
__________________
Advertisement

Solly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2021, 04:42 AM   #22
Member
 
City: Sydney
Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 13
Got on the boat yesterday post fixes and... success!

It was the 40 year old dirty connections after all. Cleaned and replaced and now working great.

Feels so good to have learned a bit about the boat and save a few bucks at the same time.

Really appreciate all the guidance, thanks all!

Rob
__________________

RobClipper30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2021, 04:21 PM   #23
Member
 
City: Sydney
Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 13
Hey all,

Wanted to circle back and let you know after cleaning all the parts it’s working! Great feeling having done my first DIY repair to the boat,.

Think I’ll get a physical line put in place for redundancy still as suggested by a few on here.

Thanks a tonne for all the help. Happy boating.
RobClipper30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2021, 06:45 PM   #24
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,554
Greetings,
Mr. RC. Atta boy! MY electrical "expertise" is average I suppose but my troubleshooting starts with checking/cleaning any and all connections including crimps and grounds. It's also a good time to apply some no-corrode material to the connections and terminals as well.
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2021, 05:43 AM   #25
Member
 
City: Sydney
Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 13
Yeah it’s a great feeling for sure!
__________________

RobClipper30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×