Competent Marine Electrician

I have a 7.2m Ali Hardtop with all sorts of intermittent electrical problems.
ie
Navigation lights work sometimes, now not.
Auto bilge pump works. ie when we get water on board it will switch on - but not always off when empty.
Fresh and Salt water deck wash's intermittent work and don't work.
Marine Switch Panel lights - some work when activated, others are lit when on and others lit on when off.
The switches toggle etc - but don't all necessarily activate - ie no power.

Know anyone who is a gun trouble shooter?
Preferably SOR but happy to go wherever.

Thanks

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I may be able to help

Wed, 2018-09-26 12:28

But i will say the best fix is rewire. If your wiring is not marine tinned copper there will always be problems - so many instances of people using crimps, or even worse, screw connectors, where it all has to be solder and marine heatshrink.
From what you are describing with the switch panel being intermittent i would suspect the battery connections or the main breaker/fuse - have a look at them before you drop some good coin.

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Thanks

Fri, 2018-09-28 12:26

Will check out over weekend. If that doesn't work... any recommendations for marine electrician?

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 Sounds like a variety  of

Wed, 2018-10-03 07:55

 Sounds like a variety  of problems. 

Could be the float sticking on the bilge pump .

All other problems could be something as simple as the ground wire is gotten corrosion  etc.

Any boat shop will be able to find the problems  easily. 

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Thanks

Wed, 2018-10-03 09:31

Good idea re bilge float. :)

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