CAPAC READINGS WHILE DRIFTING WITH ENGINE OFF

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Pipercubfan
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CAPAC READINGS WHILE DRIFTING WITH ENGINE OFF

Postby Pipercubfan » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:17 pm

I GET LOW READINGS ON MY CAPAC METER WHILE DRIFTING WITH MY EGINE OFF. WHAT SHOULD IT BE READING?
AT MY DOCK WITH A GUPPY CLIPPED TO THE REAR CLEAT THE READING IS 1.0 WHICH SEEMS NORMAL . I AM NOT CONNECTED TO THE SHORE POWER.

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Re: CAPAC READINGS WHILE DRIFTING WITH ENGINE OFF

Postby jralbert » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:37 pm

What is the "low" reading? Also, the 1.0 reading is fine.
Is the boat otherwise properly zinced without using the guppy? What's the reading at dock with guppy off (should be similar to your readings adrift.
Engine on/off shouldn't affect reading - I suspect you've disconnected the guppy while you were drifting.
Finally, if you've brought the reading up to normal using the guppy when docked, I'd judge that you're fine because that's where boats spend most of their lives.
-joel-
former owner 1988 '32 FB Sedan
Chesapeake Bay
twin 318 / 240 hp
Potomac MD