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by macowneril2015
Mon May 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: Outboard help

So a little update, this weekend I was able to get decent weather to get to the boat and everything worked like a charm, not sure if warmer weather helped or if me changing the order of the cables on battery terminals helped but we seem to be in the clear so I greatly appreciate all the help. One fi...
by macowneril2015
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: Outboard help

Jimmyt wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:21 pm
While you're there, make sure to look at your ground wires and terminals too. Fuses and fuse holders are good candidates, but a bad ground can drive you crazy too.

Good Luck!
What do you mean by bad ground and how do I check / find out if that is the issue?
by macowneril2015
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: Outboard help

So ran the test Sunday and we only lost 3 Volts when it cranked . . . Did you measure voltage at the battery terminals while cranking, and also at the starter motor's lugs? Sounds like a big voltage drop when you only have about 12.5V to start with. The battery voltage will droop when cranking, and...
by macowneril2015
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: Outboard help

Have you checked your terminals under the engine cowl? Just drove out and checked they look pristine, I can send engine images if needed. No images necessary at this time. I think something like Starscream's problem has you. Something is loose, or corroded, or partially burned up and is making inte...
by macowneril2015
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: Outboard help

Jimmyt wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:09 pm
Have you checked your terminals under the engine cowl?
Just drove out and checked they look pristine, I can send engine images if needed.
by macowneril2015
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: Outboard help

Is it just the tilt that's clicking, or will the engine not crank also? If it's just the tilt, it's possible that your tilt switch, or something in the motor assembly is bad. Generally speaking, your pics show the wiring and terminals to be clean and in good shape. I was expecting a lot of rust/cor...
by macowneril2015
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: Outboard help

With the additional info, I'm going to throw in with starscream. Sounds like wiring. So I will attach images below, the red switch is near the companionway and I have the wires run under the kitchen area to the bench adjacent where I have the galvanic isolator, shorepower panel, and charger. Then a...
by macowneril2015
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: Outboard help

Clicking sound is an indicator of low or intermittent voltage at the starter. Most common is poor connection at the batteries. The connection and terminal have to be clean (wire brush) and bottled down very tight. Second problem can be the wiring gauge. The stock wiring was very light, and created ...
by macowneril2015
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: Outboard help

Also, do you have crimp on terminals at your batteries? If so, can you see corrosion between the wire strands and the crimp on terminal? If it was me me, I'd verify the battery was not dead by putting my load tester on it. You can check the voltage with a meter, but that isn't the whole story. If y...
by macowneril2015
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Outboard help

So I replaced both batteries in my :macx: because I thought they may be bad which was why the engine was struggling to start or trim up or down. I eventually was able to get the engine to tilt up and tilt down then was able to start it on a garden hose. Side note I was an idiot and tried to install ...
by macowneril2015
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rubrail?
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Rubrail?

I ended up paying a yard to do it when I had to boat in for some other work and got hosed because it involved "significantly extra labor" but it was done right and nicely and saved me the headache of trying to stretch it myself
by macowneril2015
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hatch Gap Spacer
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Hatch Gap Spacer

This is a mod I will need to work on this year, I may reach out with some questions as I plan on starting down my list of items to do this weekend.
by macowneril2015
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Furler Install Question
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: New Furler Install Question

Thank you so much for that I really appreciate it.
by macowneril2015
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Furler Install Question
Replies: 2
Views: 788

New Furler Install Question

I did not realize I needed to cut the furler to a specific length before disposing of the old one. I have a model year 2000 :macx: could anyone provide the length of the furler and the length of the forestay please?
by macowneril2015
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Odd spark plug condition
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Odd spark plug condition

did you replace with the suggested brand and gap them properly? I had misfires like this on a car but it was after 60k miles so that was the result of use but it was a streak along the side and I was having power issues after 3rd gear. Also a lot of things could contribute like fuel to oil mixture, ...