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Old 10-27-2009, 12:18 PM
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I have a 1988 Pachanga 32. Went to take the batteries out of her yesterday and the starboard side batteries appear to be dead - can't open the hatch to get to the engine compartment - UGH! Can't figure out how to manually open the hatch - has to be a way - anyone know? Thanks
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you have a battery switch outside of the engine compartment? If so, you can pull that, and hook up another battery through those terminals. Just enough to get the hatch motor to run.

Once you get in, you can install a couple of battery lugs somewhere outside the engine bay for next time. Something like this: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PRF-40106/

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Old 10-27-2009, 12:58 PM
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Thanks very much - there are 2 large on/off knobs for the batteries outside the compartment - do you just pull them off??
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Just run a power wire from a good battery to the back of the hatch switch.
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What does a pachanga look like ?

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Something like this:

http://www.theyachtmarket.com/boats_for_sale/6734/

nice classic lines.
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My Pachanga had an access cover in the rear seat storage that would allow me to reach the hatch ram lower mount and pull the pin out.
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Or many times you can back feed through a cig lighter. Many of the "emergency jumper" kits have a cord that lets you do that. You can supply enough power to get the hatch open with them.
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You can also hook a battery up to the main power/ground wires under your dash on the fuse panel to get power to it. I've had to do that a few times, I used a jumper box.
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They were hot looking boats when that model came into the market, not many around.
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