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Old 07-23-2013
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Ignition problem, stumped!


I am having trouble starting my Cat 27. It has an atomic 4. Charged battery,fresh fuel and when I turn the key I get nothing. Battery is reading over 12v on the ignition panel ammeter. Cabin, nav lights are working, so I know the battery is good. I have a new marine battery, I know it's not a starter battery but it should still turn the engine over. Also the bilge blowers are not working. The switch for the blowers is located in the cockpit ignition panel. It's almost like the key tumbler isn't working. This engine was recently running and the blowers worked fine. Am I not getting enough amps from my one battery? Do I need to have two working batteries just to run the bilge blowers? Just stumped and wondering if I'm missing a step here. The previous owner had the batteries(which were dead) hooked up to a charger and it turned right over. Any thoughts?

Thanks guys
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