Happy new year intrepid adventurers!
The admiral and I are currently Enroute to Catalina for some winter fun! Mid crossing my engine panel seems to have failed. Hours meter no longer running, engine temp gauge shows full overheat, Fuel gauge is shows over full and is the only one that reacts when ignition turned on or off and the battery gauge shows empty.
All working fine when we left. Hesitate to turn off the engine mid crossing to check the glow switch. any ideas much appreciated!
Pegging to full sounds like a short to me. Could be as simple as one of the wires in the navpod or panel came loose.
I would guess you lost your ground connection for the panel. Perhaps start with that possibility and track your ground wire looking for a break/corrosion. You could also try a continuity test between the ground terminal in your instrument pod and a known good ground.
Enjoy the island. :)
Dale and Nikki
1998 C36 mkII SR hailing from Poulsbo, WA
1989 C25 TR/WK
I agree with Dale
Sail La Vie 1999 Catalina 36 MKII, M35B-17031, Coyote Point, San Mateo, CA
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Thank you so much team, did some work today replacing an old and corroded Ground Bus. Looks to like we are back in business!