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10-24-2005, 01:19 PM
I had to replace the original battery last week. When I installed the new battery I noticed that there was a small spark as if a small amount of power was leaving the battery. Everything is turned off but still a small amount of energy leaving the battery. Thanks in advance for the help.

10-24-2005, 01:59 PM
The memory on the radio (clock and channel sets)? If it has an amp, power is fed to the amp directly from the battery (on some) with a remote wire to the radio to turn the amp on and off as the radio is being turned on and off.
Hope this helps

10-25-2005, 12:03 PM
I, sadly, learned another interesting thing about the boat battery--If you leave the key in the "on" position, the hour meter will run until the battery dies. Takes about 30 hours!

10-25-2005, 06:24 PM

I did the same thing with my lawn mower. I did it the first day I bought it and it to 70+ hours to kill the battery. I am very cautios with the boat. I make sure the key is always off.