thanks to all for the informations about health of our batteries. I
think also to by for sure the Manual !
Then about start solenoid, I had the same problem but it was
resolved by a technician with a lubricant spray after he removed the
black rubber button. It is very easy and works...for a while( you
can obviously repeat it), waiting for a spare one.
The same stuk solenoid I had inside the Lofran control box with the
chain running up without the possibility to stop it ! It is possible
to remove and open the box and detach the contact points and than
Eric,I don't know where you are and so where to find the batteries.
Do you know if it's possible to find the Dephi maintance free
batteries in the Caribian?
all the best,
Giovanni & Marina
--- In email@example.com, "John and Anne on Bali Hai"
12 volt starting battery had failed. I called in a mechanic whosophisticated
load tester which proved that the starter battery was fine but thatsuspected
as I had put a voltmeter on each battery after they had been oncharge
for some time in a marina. There are four pairs of 105 AH 12 voltmeter
gave a reading of 13.4/13.6 on six of the batteries but on theother
pair the reading was about 14 volts on one and 12.2 on the other.It
was the latter one that failed thea
new starter battery.and
one pair shows red. According to the key on the new battery thereare
four stages, green when new then black then red and finally whitewhen
the battery is dead.good
condition. The experts advice is that means that there is 105AH touse
before it is necessary to recharge then. This means that chargingdeath
of the batteries. In practice this means that there is only about15%
of the nominal capacity available for use each day as it is90%
full as the charge rate is so low.Nigel
Calder. It is expensive but worth it's weight in gold so put it on