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Old 08-20-2017, 01:04 PM
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I know this is covered in bits and pieces in other threads, but please stick with me and offer recs if you can so it's all in one place...

My boat is a 2015 PF 2400 TRS with yam 300

She stays 6 hours away, and I don't get to play with her anywhere close to as much as I'd like, so that means when I get there I go fishing. Engine maintenance I pay someone to do regularly, open pocketbook, otherwise I clean the deck and go home.

Last time down I replaced my MG with an i-Pilot ulterra. The charging system (stealth1) was not charging. Short story, after messing with it a few minutes every day, finally on the last day I thought "I've been ignoring those guys on HullTruth that immediately say "check all battery connections" long enough. Obviously, they will be wrong, because I know everything, but I'll check them anyway.

I did a half-ass job cleaning battery connections and everything worked fine when I left. (That was 2 months ago)

Heading down Thursday for a longer than usual stay. Day 1 is set aside to service stuff, starting with electrical.

I plan to take down every battery connection (3 TM, 1 house), clean and treat, along with any other connections as recommended

So, my questions -

Best way to clean leads and posts?
What to "treat" them with?
Back of all the switches from the panel - anything I can treat them with?
Etc.

Any and all suggestions welcome, even those not relating to the wiring (i.e. While typing this I realized I haven't checked power pole hydraulic fluid in over a year)

Thanks for all suggestions!
Scott
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Clean the post on the batteries with a wire brush and leads also. Treat them with some Dielectric grease or some of the spray stuff from the auto parts store.

You can spray the back of the panel with electronics cleaner and then treat with Boeshield T-9. It will leave a waxy film on it. Or you can clean them individually and coat them with Dielectric grease. This would be pretty time consuming though.
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Originally Posted by rainmaker View Post
Clean the post on the batteries with a wire brush and leads also. Treat them with some Dielectric grease or some of the spray stuff from the auto parts store.

You can spray the back of the panel with electronics cleaner and then treat with Boeshield T-9. It will leave a waxy film on it. Or you can clean them individually and coat them with Dielectric grease. This would be pretty time consuming though.
Really great advice. I like T-9 as well. Thank you for taking the time out to post here.

Mike

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