Spreader light and macerator question 282 sailfish

Tsgtag

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I am a new owner of a 2003 282 sailfish. Everything seems to be working great except the macerator and the spreader lights. I understand the macerator is a common problem; can someone tell me where the fuse is located for the macerator? Currently I am unable to check the level of my tank. No light is displayed. I’m assuming I blew a fuse when I tried the macerator.

Secondly, can someone tell me how to turn on the spreader lights? My courtesy light has a “spreader” switch as well. When I hit the switch, nothing happens. The courtesy light works however. If this is the way to turn on the light, can someone tell me if there is a fuse for the spreaders and if so, where they are located?

Thanks in advance!!
 

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Check the switch on the spreader light. They are known to go from time to time. There also should be a fuse in the hardtop radio box block. On my boat a 10A fuse with a dark blue with white stripe wire.
As for the macerator, I assume you turn on the breaker on the panel?
 

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Looking at the tank manager schematic, there are three fuses on the circuit board. One is 12V 10A, for the discharge pump, a second is another 10A fuse for the vacuum generator and the third is a 3A fuse for the circuit breaker (I'm assuming electronics on the board). I'd locate these and see if they are blow. You can try to replace but if there is a problem, they simply may blow again.
This panel is not sold as a repair part, you have to buy the entire tank manager.
 
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I have an Islander rather than a Sailfish but they may be wired alike. In mine, there's a secondary fuse panel in the overhead compartment of the hardtop. The fuse for the spreaders is there. My fuse blew last year.
 

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On my 2004 Sailfish the macerator has one fuse in-line right before the macrator. The Macerator is located in the aft sleep area behind the wall panel. There is also a 25 AMP fuse under the helm station. The spreader lights is most likely a fuse or switch. I've had to replace y switch twice. The fuse for the spreader is in the upper electronics box.
 

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I have an Islander rather than a Sailfish but they may be wired alike. In mine, there's a secondary fuse panel in the overhead compartment of the hardtop. The fuse for the spreaders is there. My fuse blew last year.
I agree. They are very likely wired the same mine is a Marlin and is wired as yours is.