That 25 amp ignition breaker

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That 25 amp ignition breaker

Postby Fastjeff » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:19 pm

Anyone know where I can get one of these? (It's located right next to the3 distributor, near the 50 amp alternator breaker.)

I suddenly realize this SOB is what has caused me YEARS of random starting problems with Mr. Port. I chased a low voltage problem--12 volts going to the helm, and 8 or 9 coming back--for at least 5 years, cleaning and tightening every connection, and even running new wires from the helm. Yet, every once and a while, the starter would not engage--too low a voltage to pull in the solenoid. Jump the thing and the motor would start right up, then behave itself for days...until... I even installed relays to operate the starter and ignition system but, just this week, the relays didn't get enough voltage to pull in! Paralleling the batteries, with Mr. Starboard running, created enough voltage for Mr. Port to start right up (and restart a minute later with the paralleling switch off.) It then did fine for the next few days. Grrr!

Like a fool I never considered the breaker itself could be bad internally, which I'm convinced has always been the problem. And, yes, even though the boat is sold, I not going to pass on this problem to the new owner! Besides, I want it FIXED.

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Re: That 25 amp ignition breaker

Postby bill » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:49 pm

BigM
Jeff
Try this place, It says they are ignition protected . 8-)

http://www.delcity.net/catalogdetails?item=76925

Good Luck in your travels. :)

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Re: That 25 amp ignition breaker

Postby Fastjeff » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:06 pm

Thanks, but it's not an exact replacement. Hell, it's 30 years old so the fool ting may not be available.

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Re: That 25 amp ignition breaker

Postby Busia » Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:03 am

I would put in an in line fuse and tape a spare fuse to it. Do it on both engines. Cheap and fast and better than a breaker. ( and tell the new owners the dink comes with the boat, for $10,000 )---Ed
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Re: That 25 amp ignition breaker

Postby Fastjeff » Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:09 am

You mean an additional $10,000!

Like your idea. May have to go that way.

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Re: That 25 amp ignition breaker

Postby Busia » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:19 am

Yes, an additional $10,000. 00. Get them broken in to what happens when you own a boat
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Re: That 25 amp ignition breaker

Postby Supersport18 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:36 pm

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Re: That 25 amp ignition breaker

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:32 am

Thanks. I ordered the expensive little bugger (over 40 bucks!)

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Re: That 25 amp ignition breaker

Postby jmonday » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:31 am

Hello all I have been making some changes after a long trip this spring and having more trouble than last year's boating season. New gages electric fuel pumps for both tanks one of them being New. Ready to buy New distributor and in the new gages system going to a volt gage instead of the amp gage. With all this said and after reading many post here. I still question my wiring on the motor and have nothing like this on my system. Can you tell me what it is wired to and what is protects?
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