Today I went to collect my RIB from my mate's barn, with a view to going for the first run of the season tomorrow. Weather looks perfect.
I connected up the battery, and went to tilt the engine so I could move the boat, and it seems none of the engine electrics work, including the power tilt. This means I cannot move the boat, as I cannot tow it with the engine down
All the other boat electrics work. Sounder, VHF, nav lights and a newly installed chart plotter. But the power tilt, fuel gauge and ignition / starter are dead.
Any ideas where I should start to look? I have wiggled all the connectors I could see. I have checked all the fuses. I did wire up the new GPS myself, but that works OK, and it is hard to see how looping in another accessory could have affected the engine electrics. My guess is that tilting back the console to gain access to the wiring may have disturbed something, but there is nothing obvious.
The boat is an Avon Adventure 560 of 2000 vintage, with a yam F100 four stroke.
Any suggestions (at least the clean ones) gratefully received.