Boat repair

Discussion in 'Boating and Boat Rigging' started by Normhead, May 7, 2018.

  1. Normhead

    Normhead

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    My boat is not starting up , when I put the turn the key and shift the gear , there is no cranking sound . The starting battery is fine since the dash is lighting up. Also the emergency switch is also in the run position . Big potential problem on gearshift.Anyone have any suggestions or can help with this ? Please pm me?
    16ft tracker deepV proguide165 2010 , 50hp Mercury 2 stroke
    Located in Troy, mi
     
  2. Joe Archer

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    Could be dirty battery cables.
    Could be bad wiring connection to the motor. There is a harness that plugs into the motor for electric start. Mine just had to be replaced this year - same issue.
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  3. raisinrat

    raisinrat Outdoorblog.net Member Premium Member

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    The outboard will not start unless it is in netural.
     
  4. Big Kahuna59

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    could be starting solenoid neutral switch could be bad.
     
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    ESOX Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    Usually the problem if the battery and starter are good.......... Neutral safety switch.
     
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    Just because you have lights does not guarantee the battery is good. Could need a charge.
     
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    If battery is good, check to see if you have power going to the starter when you try and crank it. If you have a jump box you could try and send power directly to the starter to see if it engages, that would eliminate the starter itself.
     
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    Something similar happened with my previous boat. I had it in neutral, and the battery was fine, but it would not turn-over at all. It turns out that my shift cable needed to be adjusted, as the motor thought it was in gear, vs neutral. May want to check that as well.
     
  9. Chuck Smith

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    Forgot to check the neutral safety switch a few times !! When I figured out just had to say to myself....DUH!!!!!
     
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