Now I see the light ! And yes, they are the same year but two quite different boats.I'm only guessing but I think these are two different boats. With 2.3 and 5.2 amps there must be some light on somewhere.
What are the issues ?Barefoot is having electrical issues
5. record the lowest voltage of the start battery while the engine is being cranked. Best if you prevent the engine from starting and crank it for a few or several (maybe 10-15)seconds and see what the voltage drop is. This puts a good load test on. If you do this make sure you don't overfill raw water in your exhaust and back up water into your engine.So many questions, so little time !
It's test time .......................
1. Record how many batteries are used to start the engine. Ideally only the one battery should be used, the dedicated starter battery. Be sure to remove the battery charger before this test.
2. Record the battery voltage just BEFORE attempting to start the engine.
3. Record the cranking time to start the engine.
4. Record the starter battery voltage IMMEDIATELY after starting the engine.
Submit these numbers and we should be half way there to solving the problem.
I am guessing this issue started when fall set in and colder temperatures hit. This is when most of the starting batteries show their weakness and flaws.
You are so right about the 2000 model and quite likely @Fleet 's 2001 model as well when it comes to refrigeration. Guess we didn't rate any luxury models up here back in 1998 !This really has nothing to do with the subject thread, but Curt wasn't missing anything