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gbm4th 11-07-2009 03:56 PM

Electrician Needed Baltimore-Annapolis area
Any recommendations on an electrician for the old boat I recently purchased. The charger says it's working but the new batteries go dead. Some of the connections look to be 30 years old.

I have read Don Casey's Sailboat Maintenance Manual and am still puzzled.


btrayfors 11-07-2009 05:26 PM


Shoot me an email with your telephone number: bill at wdsg dot com

Maybe we can help.


Skipper Jer 11-07-2009 05:37 PM

Could be you have a load on the battery. Have you charged them up, disconnected the battery terminals, then check the voltage after a few days?
How fast do they go dead after done charging? Are all the breakers off when the batteries go dead?

gbm4th 11-07-2009 05:51 PM

Hooked up to shore power, the batteries (new) were dead when I returned to my boat the next week. Happened again last week. All I thought I left on were the bilge pump and fresh water pump. Digging around under the cabin sole, the positive connection to the shower sump was broken.

The battery charger glows green and lights up a West Marine charger panel that says it is charging; but I still lose power.

I have not touched the breakers except to verify they are on.


scottyt 11-07-2009 08:04 PM

where is your boat located? i am in baltimore near the harbor and can give it a look see.

gbm4th 11-07-2009 08:19 PM

I am at Geisler's marina on Southwest Road at the entrance to Bodkin Creek in Pasedena 21122.

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