SailNet Community - View Single Post - Engine start shuts off chartplotter
View Single Post
post #7 of Old 01-18-2014
hellosailor
Reward for lost Kraken!
 
hellosailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,481
Thanks: 5
Thanked 132 Times in 129 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Re: Engine start shuts off chartplotter

No need for a starting battery if you clean up the existing problems, mainly putting in a good ground point and getting rid of the JB Weld kludge job. You might also take a good look at cable sizing and condition, make sure the battery cables (hot and ground) are adequately sized and not corroded anywhere.

It is pretty common to put the VHF on a fuse/breaker of its own, because you don't want ANYTHING else to be able to trip the breaker and kill your VHF in an emergency. But then, the rest of the electronics are usually fine being lumped on one circuit, which makes it simple to turn them all on/off at once. So, there's nothing "wrong" about the way they've been split up.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to hellosailor For This Useful Post:
Gladrags1 (01-18-2014)
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome