battery switches/setting for 99 2800 with twin 4.3L
Ok here goes, my 99 2800 has dual batteries and dual switches. I have been reading here on the site about the same set up on others boats but none from the 2800. I did some wire tracing and some deductive testing but i am not sure what is going on.
i used 1 battery and connected it to 1 switch at a time and used a galley light with its switch on. So port switch worked the light in position 1 and both. Disconnected switch 1 and connected switch 2 andvthe light worked only on both and position 2.
im going to assume at this point i dont have a system that 1 battery runs the motors and the other the house but in fact both batteries are being used all the time and my switches should be both on position 1?
Does anyone have this same setup? We plan to stay overnight a lot out on the hook with fridge, radio, lights, and maybe even TV. I dont want to kill both batteries and be stuck.
also, both batteries are starting batteries. Would it be smart to make one a starting and replace the other with a deep cycle?
Thanks in advance.