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Old 05-18-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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We recently purchased a 1992 Maxum 2300 scr and there are no manuals included. We haven't figured out how to use the shore power yet. I have called to get a copy of the owners manual, but wondered if anyone has it on this site as we want to use shore power in the next few days. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:59 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. On the front page of the website you will see documents, click on that for your manual. Where did you buy your boat. Did they not go through your operating procedures of your new boaf? Shame shame! Know any other boaters that have shorepower? Tap then on the back to get them to show you the do's and don'ts. It's pretty simple.

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I don't think that is covered in the Manual.

1) Turn all breakers include the Main OFF.
2) Plug in the boat.
3) Make sure there is power to the circuit on the post. (It is common to shut the breaker off when not plugged in).
4) turn the main breaker on.
5) Turn any circuits you want to use on. (Fridge, hotwater, outlets, Air Conditioning, battery charger, etc).

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Welcome aboard.

The owners manual does not give instructions on how to use much of anything just minimal info in them. shrew outline the procedure well.
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just FYI safety tip.
Always unplug the dock tower before the boat when leaving the dock.
and always plug in the boat before the dock tower when returning.
That way you don't have an energized plug end that could fall in the water.
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Thanks all! I did get the manual and not much in there about shore power. Someone mentioned that it could be the fuse or circuit block on the engine? Once I'm back at the marina I will check all the possibilities mentioned. As a back up I asked the mechanic to take a look as well! It has to be a simple solution, it seems. Angela
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Thanks all! I did get the manual and not much in there about shore power. Someone mentioned that it could be the fuse or circuit block on the engine? Once I'm back at the marina I will check all the possibilities mentioned. As a back up I asked the mechanic to take a look as well! It has to be a simple solution, it seems. Angela

Any breaker or fuse (there is and engine breaker and a fuse on the starter) on the engine will be for the 12V system and not shore power.
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Good to know! We found that some fuses are missing under the control panel/steering wheel. So hopefully that is the issue.
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Good to know! We found that some fuses are missing under the control panel/steering wheel. So hopefully that is the issue.
They are all part of the 12 volt system as well.

The 120VAC will only be in the cabin area. Have you tried any of the recepticals when the shore power is plugged in?
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Yes we tried the fridge and radio. Now we did not try the plug in out let. The voltage meter registers zero power as well.
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Yes we tried the fridge and radio. Now we did not try the plug in out let. The voltage meter registers zero power as well.

Then most likely no power is getting to the panel. You need to remove it and investigate the wiring from the hull connector and main breaker on the panel. There may be a fuse on the hot wire. Three wires, one is hot, one is the neutral, and the third is safety ground just like house wiring.
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