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post #5 of Old 12-21-2008
1977 Morgan OI 30
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Low Batt?

Mine did the same thing you described last summer and it ended up being a low battery. I had it connected to just one battery and sailed a lot without running the engine on a week long trip. Initially I suspected metal near the fluxgate compass but after moving anything suspicious my buddy suggested low battery. He was right! Duh... I didn't realize the autohelm drew significant amps. So now I know...

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