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Dead thruster battery on Pursuit 325DC

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Rog
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Vessel Info: 2018 Pursuit 325dc

Dead thruster battery on Pursuit 325DC

Postby Rog » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:52 pm

My bow thruster battery went dead and I hardly use it. I never use shore power, and I always turn off both battery switches every time I'm done using the boat and the other 3 batteries always seem to have the proper charge.

My question is: Will the bow thruster battery recharge while running the boat as the other 3 batteries seem to do , or do I have to use shore power to recharge the thruster battery? Any advice is welcomed.

Rog


gbrogan
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Vessel Info: 2015 325 DC

Dead thruster battery on Pursuit 325DC

Postby gbrogan » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:29 pm

I just bought a used 325 DC and in reading the manual, while it isn't really clear, it seems the bow thruster is not charged as are the 2 engine and house batteries. I'm on a mooring so also worried about how long it will hold a charge. Hope this helps. I posted a few issues I've noticed with my boat already if you have a chance to look any feedback appreciated.
gbrogan

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Rog
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Vessel Info: 2018 Pursuit 325dc

Dead thruster battery on Pursuit 325DC

Postby Rog » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:33 am

Thanks for your response. I have contacted my dealer and I want a definitive answer on this thruster battery! When he replies I will get back to you, My boat is brand new and I feel there should not be an issue with a battery going dead, if the other 3 are being charged while the engines are running. I do have shore power but I never use it as I do not have anything running on the boat when its on the lift and the other 3 batteries are always very well charged when I go to re-start the boat. I have about 100 hours on this boat but probably less than 60 seconds of use on the bow thruster so I dont now why it should have gone dead?

Again..thanks for your info

Ron

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Rog
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Vessel Info: 2018 Pursuit 325dc

Dead thruster battery on Pursuit 325DC

Postby Rog » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:18 pm

My Pursuit dealer got back to me. He said the only way to recharge the dedicated thruster battery is by connecting to shore power.

I guess I will have to use our shore power once in awhile to keep this battery charged. If anyone has any alternate suggestions I would like to hear about them.

Thanks to all.

Rog

gbrogan
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Vessel Info: 2015 325 DC

Dead thruster battery on Pursuit 325DC

Postby gbrogan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:56 pm

Rog
I checked again with mechanic and correct that thruster battery only charged by shore power as you indicated
Gerry

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Rog
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Vessel Info: 2018 Pursuit 325dc

Dead thruster battery on Pursuit 325DC

Postby Rog » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:57 pm

Thanks for the getting back to me and confirming the shore power connection to recharge the thruster battery. I'll keep it plugged in more often...Seems like a small flaw from Pursuits design team, but still very happy with everything else on this 325DC

Rog

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