Boat troubles

Discussion in 'LOCAL SOUTH CAROLINA TALK' started by bone3160, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. bone3160

    bone3160 New Member

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    Went to Greenwood this evening and guess what..........The boat would not crank so had to put it back on the trailer....So no fishing report.Going to look at motor tom.
     
  2. DamonG

    DamonG Member

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    Sorry to hear about your motor. Hopefully it is nothing major or expensive to fix.
     

  3. bone3160

    bone3160 New Member

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    Thank You don't act like it is firing starter fluid in carb. still nothin. Oh well it probaly needs to go to the shop for a little work anyway.Just hate to be without my boat for that long.You know how long some of them boat shops take.
     
  4. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Give Cutbait101 a try, he'll get to it right away.
     
  5. Rollinunknown

    Rollinunknown New Member Supporting Member

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    If it wouldn't crank over its a power issue if it would crank but wouldn't start its fuel/spark related.

    Get er done and get them poles a bending.
     
  6. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Steve, you use starting fluid in the cylinders of a two stroke engine, your soon going to have to get a new engine. Think of it... gasoline for those engines have oil mixed in it. The oil lubricates the sides of the cylinders and rings. Starting fluid has no oil, so when you start an engine with the fluid, your basically running on dry cylinders. Never, if you value your engine, use starting fluid. There are too many other ways to get the same thing done without the potential of damaging the engine.

    By not cranking, I assume you mean it is not turning over. There could be corrosion on your battery leads where connected to the battery, or on the engine itself. Check all the connections. There is also a small, in-line fuse located in the wiring which could be blown. If it is turning over and still don't start, first run a compression test. If thats good, put a spark tester on the plug...costs about $7.00 at auto parts stores. Still don't start, remove the drain plug from the bottom of the carb to see if it is getting gasoline to the carbs... gosh, there is still about a hundred things to test...LOL. Go to the library and check out a trouble shooting manual for your outboard, or at least for a lawn mower...problems will be very similar.
     
  7. gotta go

    gotta go New Member

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    Steve, check your fuel filter or just replace it and the spark plugs and go fishn:big_smile: One thing about a 2 stroke, if you got fuel, air and fire it wil start.
    All kidding aside if its not your filter and plugs you probably need to take it to the shop. Leave that starter stuff along:angry::big_smile:
     
  8. bone3160

    bone3160 New Member

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    Thanks to all for the info did not know that about starter fluid.But anyway got it running it was the plugs.Hope the starter fluid did not hurt anything only used it like on 2 occations.
     
  9. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    What a great way to end the day.....:angry::confused2::crazy:
     
  10. Cutbait101

    Cutbait101 New Member

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  11. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    <Steve, you use starting fluid in the cylinders of a two stroke engine, your soon going to have to get a new engine. Think of it... gasoline for those engines have oil mixed in it. The oil lubricates the sides of the cylinders and rings. Starting fluid has no oil, so when you start an engine with the fluid, your basically running on dry cylinders. Never, if you value your engine, use starting fluid. There are too many other ways to get the same thing done without the potential of damaging the engine.>

    EXCELLENT post, Lawrence, and MORE reps your way!

    Bill in SC
     
  12. big water cats

    big water cats New Member

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