Short circuits

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Fri 1 Nov 2013 23:05
Had a quiet day yesterday and 12 hrs sleep . Very tranquil here on the reef . Cloudy today with little wind . The battery charger seems to have a short circuit somewhere which causes the trip to go . Otyher circuits working but having to run the main engine to charge the battery so that I can make water . ( the battery charge powers the cooling pump for the genset . Fill water tanks first and then check out the wiring . The charger itself is not showing faults in it´s diagnostics .Several boats here are having problems . One has a starter motor problem and looks like he will have to sail to New Zealand all the way . I told him thats what yachts usually do . Apparently not .