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Old 16 May 2010, 17:57   #11
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Old 16 May 2010, 18:14   #12
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Old 17 May 2010, 03:43   #13
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How long between when you first started it to when the beeping stopped ? And then between that and you turning it off ?

I'm wondering if you have just totally drained the battery ?

I'd put money on dodgy electrics - either the battery giving up, the wiring not being 100% or its not charging for some reason ? (or a combination).....
Hi Peter, The continuous beeping came on about say ,...45 minutes after we started her,it was on for about 8 to 10 minutes,thats when it went of and i lost the trim but new not to turn the engine of as i thought the battery was dead. Why wouldnt the engine put a charge into the battery?. I do think that its the electrics ie the battery,although it was brand new.The engine ran superbly all morning.
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Old 17 May 2010, 03:45   #14
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There'll be a motor-head along in a minute to sort you out - but meantime, have you checked the battery terminal connections and the battery isolator switch? Is the battery charged or flat now? Also, are the engine fuses OK?

No-brainers, I accept, but they've caught me out...

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Old 17 May 2010, 06:12   #15
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Why wouldnt the engine put a charge into the battery?. .
All the things others have said, have you checked all the cable terminals, tested the battery isolator if fitted.
Have you tried starting the engine by using jump leads just to prove the engine runs and its an electrical fault?
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Old 17 May 2010, 06:36   #16
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Does it make sense that you would get 8 mins of alarm from a dodgy connection and then nothing (presumably the power for the alarm comes from the engine rather than the battery)? I'd have thought it was more likely that there was an alarm condition (either real of false) and that after screetching for a while the master fuse blew.
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Putting my "high level problem solver" hat on, I would have thought at 8 mins of a "danger" alarm would be enough to kill it proper if it was going to die. The fact the engine still ran means one of three things:

1) false alarm
2) warning alarm (e.g. low oil in tank)
3) your engine was on the brink of self destruction and got away with it by the skin of it's piston rings.

Now, knowing how dodgy electrics can play havoc with control level signals, and also knowing that pretty much all oldschool 2- strokes will happily keep going once fired up with or without battery (the ignition is powered form the engine, rather than the battery), then add it to your lack of PT / starter, my initial guess is also dodgy electrics / battery.


Do you know the history of the boat? A flat battery would do what you described, and if the battery was gubbed, no amount of charging would give you sufficient power to run the PT or the starter, no matter how long it had been charging for.
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