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Old 08-13-2019, 07:25 AM
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Took her out Saturday with a buddy I used to fish with 30 years ago. Was just like old times...including calling BoatUS to bring us back unfortunately. Did some trolling and drifting and when we went to fire her back up, nothing.
Pretty sure it is the battery cables and maybe the a/b switch. Going to replace those and take it from there. While I am at it, I might install a new fuse block as well.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:47 AM
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Bummer. I'm sure that you'll straighten it out
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:30 PM
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OK - So, after replacing the A/B switch and the battery cables to it I was still out of luck. Called IM and they had me drop it off the week after Dorian. dropped it off and an hour and half later the tech called me and said she was fixed.

Got back to the marina and he showed me that it fired right up. He said there was an "issue with the starter" plus when I was messing with it while stranded offshore, I must have put one of the wires back wrong. Thankfully, Brian at IM did the right thing and did not charge me.

Fast forward to yesterday, prior to heading out, I fired it up real quick at the house and all good. Got to the boat ramp, dropped her in the water and and again she fired right up. Purrs like a kitten and sips gas like I cannot believe!

My son and I cruised a little bit in the north fork of the Saint Lucie River and then did a little drifting across the bay about 3 or 4 times. I tossed out some frozen squid while he cast a lure. We tried to toss the cast net to get some bait but the winds were just too much for us amateurs. We managed to catch a couple of gaftopsail catfish but that was about it.

I left the motor running the entire 2-1/2 hours we were out for and she only burned 2.1 gallons of gas!!! That included some running down the river at 30+ mph in the sloppy chop and heavy cross wind! On the way back in I told my son, "damn I love this boat!" She rides so nice, handles the wind and chop like nothing and is so fuel efficient it is CRAZY!!!

Now for the but...When I got her back home and went to fire it up again to flush the motor - NOTHING. Again, same as before, everything else works, gauge works, radios work, but not so much as a click of a relay or kick of the bendix on the starter. I have already messaged Brian from IM about it but man am I pissed. I have not even put 10 fricking hours on the thing yet. WTF!??! I have not posted this anywhere else but needed to do a little venting and figured without blasting IM for something that could easily be a factory defect, I would do a little venting here among my Seacraft brothers...
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:30 PM
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Right after college had a 68 100HP Johnson which ran great on the garden hose but stranded me a few times. That was before they went to double pulse packs. That sure was aggravating. Your symptoms could be ignition switch- but am only an ME. Maybe an EE like NoBones will weigh in.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:25 AM
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Your boat came out beautiful. I'm sorry for your frustrations. I'm sure your one minor issue away from flawless performance! Ground wire maybe?
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:02 PM
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This is a dumb solution but might have happened. Make sure you didn't accidentally bump the throttle into gear.
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:36 PM
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And your kill lanyard/clip is properly connected!! Sometimes it's the simple things.
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:21 AM
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This is a dumb solution but might have happened. Make sure you didn't accidentally bump the throttle into gear.
Nope. Tried multiple times. Moved throttle, pushed neutral button etc. Nothing at all from key switch.
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:22 AM
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And your kill lanyard/clip is properly connected!! Sometimes it's the simple things.
First thing I looked at. Pulled it out and reattached multiple times. Still nothing from the key.
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:25 AM
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Dropped it off yesterday at about 2 yesterday and met with mechanic. He tried to start it and had same results. He fiddled with a few wires under the cowling and then it fired up. He said something is clearly wrong. He looked at the codes and said it was throwing a few codes but he did not know off the top of his head what they were. I left the boat there and no word as of 10:30 am today
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