I could really use some of your wiring wizardry.
I have have a 2009 Centurion Avalanche. I put it up for winter and everything was working fine. I charged and installed the boat batteries after winter. All of the switches work, horn, stereo, pump, etc. I go to bump the key and I get nothing. The boat is still on the trailer and before I drag it to the lake I wanted to ensure that power was getting to the starter.
I made sure that the batteries are fully charged, boat battery switch is in the on position, emergency kill switch is in place, boat is in neutral…and I get nothing when I bump the key. I pulled the fuse behind the ignition switch and it looked fine.
The boat has dual batteries. The boat dealer added an marine battery switch last year as the batteries were draining even though the battery switch was turned to the off position.
The boat on has forty hours on it. After working in a confined space and pulling my hair out, I could use some expert advice.
If the instruments have power when you turn on the key, then I would check the neutral safety switch. Based on Standard Boat Wiring Colors, follow the yellow/red wire from the starter post on the key switch to the neutral safety switch in the shifter control.
If the key switch has no power, I would check the breaker on the engine that feeds power to the ignition.
If you use a voltmeter or a test light, you will be able to find the problem. It may be something as simple as wiggle the shifter a little or replacing the starter solenoid.
Hope this helps,
I’m in the boat now with even less hair.
The ignition in the on position does nothing as well as the start position.
It appears that power isn’t getting to the switch. The fuse leading up to the switch looks good. I have also been playing with the shift lever to find the sweet spot, no luck.
Trying to locate the breaker on the engine.
Thanks for all of your advice, hopefully I can get on the lake today.
You the man!!! It was the engine breaker.