Catalina 400 MKII
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Santa Cruz, California
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Re: Catalina 270 Electrical HELP PLEASE!
Many Catalinas have a shore power switch in the aft lazarette. Does your boat have one, and is it on? It is a circuit breaker, so it might need to be re-set. This is also where I would start on trouble-shooting. As in all electricity, look for the obvious things first (think loose connecters, switches, and dirty connections). Start at the beginning of the circuit (with your multi-meter) and work your way "down stream". Electricity can be oh so frustrating. Sometimes so simple, sometimes so elusive. Good Luck.
edit: sorry, I didn't notice if you are refering to the AC or DC sides of the board? Upon re-reading, it seems it might be the DC side. If so, are your batteries fuse protected? They probably are. If so, those fuses should be checked. They are located close to the positive terminals of you batteries. On my boat they look like little square boxes.
Last edited by Scotty C-M; 11-06-2017 at 05:29 PM.