I had the boat out Saturday, and it started up fine and ran fine. When I was getting ready to head back to the ramp, it wouldnt start. Well took the engine cover off and the starter is not lifting up high enough to make contact with the flywheel. Is this a sure sign that the starter is going bad or could the lifter just be gunked up or could it be something else? I greased it up a little bit and tried to start it again and it was making contact with the flywheel, but it seemed like it didnt have enough power to turn the flywheel over for it to start...Put the charger on the battery, cause i always do that anyways, and when I went out to take the charger off, I tried it again, and everything seemed fine. Is a boat starter like a car starter when it starts going bad?? SOmetimes it works, and sometimes it doesnt?? Or could the grease been what it needed, and I drained the juice in the battery trying to get the starter to make contact after I greased it? I dont want to get stranded on the river and have to troll my way back to the ramp..Is it in my best interest to get a new starter?