- Aug 2, 2020
Hello all, question to you all regarding weird alarm. I purchased a 2001 Beneteau 331 with westerbeke engine this year and I sailed it with the guy I bought it from for about 8 hours with engine running for about 1 hour out of the 8. I thought I heard a buzzer/alarm sounding intermittently while running the engine but it was rather sporadic so I did not make much out of it. After a few days sailing/motoring on my own the sound became obvious, although not greater or more frequent. Today I called the previous owner and he says that he has tinnitus in his ears and really didn’t hear anything before. I went to my aft berth and laid down under the instrument panel and looked at the alarm/buzzer while running the engine in the marina and it sounds like chirping almost, once in a while. Every few seconds it will chirp, then stop for a minute, than intermittently start chirping again. The sound definitely comes from the black bell audiolarm alarm. I wonder if there’s anyone out there who can tell me what this may be. All gauges show normal temperature, all fluids are within normal limits. The alarm is never continuous for more than a sec, and mostly just a quick chirp/s. The engine does not overheat, all fluids are full. Any ideas?