All electrical on boat won’t work

by Rebecca
(Grand island NY)

Any and all suggestions will be much appreciated! Initial problem: At the end of last boating season the batteries were draining needing repeated jumps to start the engine then even with shore power the batteries would be drained completely all interior lights radio refrigerator also didn’t work at the end of last boating season the batteries were draining needing repeated jumps to start the engine then even with shore power the batteries would be drained completely all interior lights radio refrigerator also didn’t work


We ended up pulling boat replacing all three batteries at this point engines and console works but all additional third battery electrical does not. So engines are on battery one into or both and those work with supporting systems

Now the major problem third battery which allows for operation of refrigerator lights radio etc. have no power or indication that there’s even a power source attached

I’m assuming there’s either a break in a wire or cluster of wires or a fuse or something between The battery the inverter in the main panel or panel leading to appliance

By boat is a 98 wanker 280 SV and I’m hoping someone has a similar problem and hopefully a solution that doesn’t include me tediously re-wiring the boat

PLEASE any suggestions, additional questions or help would be greatly appreciated and as one of the few female captain’s locally I try to do and learn much as I can and tediously do the work myself !!! Thank you to all that took the time to read this and help in anyway

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