Location of breakers or fuses?

Discussion in 'Electrical Stuff' started by Daniel Schiavone, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Daniel Schiavone

    Daniel Schiavone New Member

    4
    Jul 11, 2018
    280 slx
    454 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    It’s bad enough my new 2018 280SLX arrived in June with a broken transducer, then needed 2 new switches installed on 2 separate occasions when one of the batteries wasn’t charging and the boats electronics went dead on two occasions. It was a great time pulling all that chain into the anchor locker when the windlass quit twice. Now I’m currently awaiting power steering recall repairs. Tonight, my courtesy lights and accent lights wouldn’t turn on. Do you think the manual will tell me where to look for fuses or circuit breakers? Of course not. The owner’s manual is awful. I see an upholstered panel under the helm where the switches are located with 4 screws holding it on. Is it there? In the bilge? Are they fuses? Or circuit breakers? Any help would be appreciated. I’m frustrated to say the least.
     
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    I'm sorry you're have issues with your new boat. The fuse/breaker panel could be under the dash... maybe behind that panel that you have identified. Your manual calls it "Control Station Fuse Block".

    Hopefully your dealer will take care of all problems.

    Welcome to CSR!
     
  3. Daniel Schiavone

    Daniel Schiavone New Member

    4
    Jul 11, 2018
    280 slx
    454 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    Thanks. The dealer called today and they'll take a look for me. They believed that's the location of fuses too.
     
  4. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Seems like the dealer should have spent an hour or two introducing you to the boat before you took her from the lot? I hope your luck improves...
     
  5. Daniel Schiavone

    Daniel Schiavone New Member

    4
    Jul 11, 2018
    280 slx
    454 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    Maybe. I understand that you can't cover everything in the delivery and sea test (which I had) but at least print me a comprehensive manual. I can learn anything from a book... if it's in the book. My car owner's manual is 10x better than my Sea Ray's manual. If it wasn't for YouTube, I would've never figured out the SmartCraft guage set up.
     
  6. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Salesman should have made sure you knew all of this stuff when they delivered the boat.
    Sounds weird that they would put a fuse panel in a place where you had to remove 4 screws to get to it. They’re usually more readily accessible.
     
  7. Daniel Schiavone

    Daniel Schiavone New Member

    4
    Jul 11, 2018
    280 slx
    454 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    Agree!
     
  8. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    More likely you have a EIM thats is fused
     
  9. ian ingram

    ian ingram New Member

    2
    Aug 30, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 395 australian delivery,
    Cummins 380 zeus drives
    I have a 2008 Sundancer 395 Australian delivery ( i think thats a 380 USA ) It has 220V AC
    Currently the icemaker and port AC cockpit outlet are not working.
    There is power from the main board but not at the icemaker
    The manual shows 4 breakers, port & stbd sytems, galley and forward, I have found stbd, galley and forward breakers in the overhead lockers but I cannot find the breaker for the port systems.

    Anyone know where it is located?
    Cheers
    Ian
     
  10. mratlndmrk

    mratlndmrk Member SILVER Sponsor

    52
    Mar 5, 2018
    Newburyport, MA
    2003 Sea Ray 380
    Merc 8.1s
    ZF 6.3 V Drives
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCGB Genset
    Check in the head. My 380 has a GFI under the cabinet that is over the sink. That one seems to trip the most often.
     
  11. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Interesting SR is going to focus on building boats under 40 feet. First improvement could be inclusion of a comprehensive operator manual.
     
  12. ian ingram

    ian ingram New Member

    2
    Aug 30, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 395 australian delivery,
    Cummins 380 zeus drives
    Many thanks, I went down after posting the question and put some gear away in the overhead locker in the head and found there are 2 GFI 's there not one ! So that makes 4 in total, mystery solved!

    Cheers
    Ian
     

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