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Old 09-08-2016, 12:56 AM   #1
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I have a 1999 scr 3000. I found water in the fwd bilge which is usually dry. Found out the bilge pump does not work so I am replacing that but there was about 4 to 6 inches in there. Does anyone know if the fwd and aft bilge are connected. The thru hull for the toilet does not seem to be leaking. Does anything else drain into the fwd bilge. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:33 AM   #2
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The A/C condensate drains into the bilge.
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They are not connected or they would not need a forward pump. The shower could drain in there as well.

New pump and pump it out and you should be fine.
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Thank you. I went down to replace the pump and the steady hot wire that hooks to the automatic side of the pump has no power to it. I have power to the switch and from the power feed from the switch and good ground because the pump works on the switch and if I put the switch on and hook the wire to the automatic side wire the pump will go on automatically. The reset button for the bilge is not tripped. Does anyone know if there is an inline fuse in the wire someplace and where it is hooked up to? Thanks.
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Yes there is an inline fuse, should be in the engine compartment. What color is the hot water to the float? Look for the same color in the engine compartment.
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The steady hot is brown and red. I looked in the engine compartment and didn't have any that color hooked up to the batteries and didn't see any with inline fuses that I couldn't identify what they were for. I thought maybe there was a block that it was hooked up to that I was missing.
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Under the Documents tab of this site I was able to find the wiring diagram for the year 2000 of your boat. It shows both bilge pumps get power from a battery panel with each having a 5 amp fuse for the float.

I would assume this panel would be near the battery switch.
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Thanks Mike. I will keep you posted if I find anything. I reviewed the wiring schematic and I see what you are looking at. I just don't know where that panel can be but I will post my findings. If anyone knows where this could be please let me know. Thanks John
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After another 90 minutes I found the fuse. It's tucked in next to the battery switches out of view unless you stick your head in the cabinet. Attached is a picture in case anyone is interested.
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After another 90 minutes I found the fuse. It's tucked in next to the battery switches out of view unless you stick your head in the cabinet. Attached is a picture in case anyone is interested.
So was the fuse blown and did replacing it fix the issue?
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Interestingly it did not appear blown but I replaced it and got power back. So problem is solved. Thanks for the help.
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I've seen minor corrosion cause this issue to occur. if it's an ATC style fuse unseating and reseating the fuse a couple of times may also fix the issue.
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