Dead batteries on my boat
July 12, 2009 7:09 AM Subscribe
Came back to my boat after two weeks away and both 12V batteries were dead. (I had accidentally left the switch in the on position.) I need to know what I should do next...
posted by robverb to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total)
Three part question: 1. As far as I know, the only things drawing power are the little light on the AM/FM radio and the bilge pump. We did get some rain so I know the bilge pump must have run, but still, this doesn't seem like it should have been enough to completely drain the batteries. Does anybody know if it is? 2. The batteries are just 15 months old, but I'm wondering if I should play it safe and just replace them (an expensive proposition) since someone advised me to replace them every two years anyway. 3. If I'm going to charge them, what is the best way to to do this?
I always check the meter while the boat is running and it definitely seemed like they were being charged while I was running last time out.