Questions tagged [boat]

Questions about boats, boat engines, and other relevant (mechanical) questions about watercraft

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How to wire an ignition switch for boat throttle controller

I have an old Bass Tracker boat. They no longer make the throttle controller for the boat, but I need to replace the ignition switch (which is in the throttle controller). I looked online and this ...
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No Start, No Crank Issue

I have a Volvo Penta 4.3gxi-g with a no start, no crank condition. This started with an intermittent no start, no crank condition. It is impossible to get to the starter motor itself due to how the ...
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Boat Inboard engine Losing Power

After about an hour of running, I find the engine starts to lose its power at say 3500RPM, and what I have to do is lower it to 2000RPM, if I try to increase the RPM back to 3000-3500RPM it starts to ...
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Jet Boat, Cavitation or Misfire?

My jet boat is making a 'putting' noise when trying to accelerate. You can find all details regarding my boat here: My Boat Info The noise seems to happen in the mid-rpm range; 4,000 - 4,800 RPMS, ...
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Yamaha F40F outboard boat engine continuous alarm when starting

I'm trying to start a very new 2014 Yamaha F40F engine on my dad's boat. The engine was used yesterday by my brother without issues but today it won't start at all, and I get a continuous alarm sound ...
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1997 Sea Rayder F16 will not crank

looking for some help. Last week had my jet boat out for the first time this year. It ran ok - a bit of hesitation but figured after sitting for almost a year this would be normal until i ran it for a ...
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2004 Yamaha Outboard 50HP vibrating around half throttle (2700-3100 RPM)

I've recently bought a 2004 Yamaha outboard, specifically a F50 TLRC (four stroke 50HP) and it is generally in good condition, takes a couple key turns on startup but always starts, a little rough on ...
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1997 Mercury 9.9 HP 2-Stroke starting issue

I've been banging my head on a starting issue with the outboard motor mentioned in the subject line (it's a manual pull-start). Problem is that when I pull it over, it doesn't sound/feel like it even ...
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What is behind the external vent cover on the driver's side of a runabout boat?

I was power washing my runabout boat today and sprayed over this vent. What is behind the vent? Is it OK to get it wet? My boat is a Stingray, but this picture is from a Bayliner.
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charging boat battery

I have a heavy (65 lb) battery for my boat & live upstairs (no elevator) in a condo. I don;t wanna keep bringing it inside to charge it & the only power plug I have outside is where I park my ...