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My Launch Is Delayed 14 Apr 2017 09:07 #1

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Wednesday I drove to the marina where my boat is winter stored. I removed all the shrinkwrap and prepped the boat for my 2017 launch. I stopped at the marina office to make an appointment to launch yesterday, Thursday at 11 AM. I then went out for lunch.

I arrived back at the boat. I then decided it would be a good idea to turn the engines over. I turned the key for the starboard engine and it cranked over as it should have. I then turned the key for the port engine and nothing, nada, zip, zilch. Nothing happened.

I took a quick check below in the engine compartment but I could not see anything out of the ordinary. Now, it was my port transmission that had been rebuilt and they had to pull the engine so they could remove the transmission to effect the rebuild.

I am thinking that when they reinstalled the engine and transmission something was not reconnected. I am hoping that it is something that simple. I can't think of anything else it could be. Both engines turned over in December and January when I went to check on them so it is only after the engine removal that it will not start.

A friend of mine suggested that I wiggle the shifter at the helm with the key turned on to the start position to make sure the neutral switch is working. I did that turning the key into the start position while moving the shift lever all the way forward and aft. Nothing happened.

Both batteries are fine so it's not the batteries. So, everyone please keep your fingers crossed that they will find and solve the problem. I am looking forward to hitting the water and getting my dock set up at my new marina.

Obviously any ideas or suggestions from members here are greatly appreciated. I will head back to the boat on Saturday.

Hoping to launch soon.

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My Launch Is Delayed 14 Apr 2017 12:38 #2

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Sorry for your problem Rick.
When something doesn't work after being worked on, you look at what was done.
Obviously you didn't do the work so your mechanic needs to step up here.
Good luck.
Doug

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My Launch Is Delayed 15 Apr 2017 06:46 #3

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dmcb wrote: Sorry for your problem Rick.
When something doesn't work after being worked on, you look at what was done.
Obviously you didn't do the work so your mechanic needs to step up here.
Good luck.
Doug


I'm hoping that things work out and they don't try to pass it on as a new problem. Engine cranked prior to being pulled. It does not crank now. Got to be related to the pullout and reinstall. At least logic would come to that conclusion.

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My Launch Is Delayed 15 Apr 2017 07:08 #4

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Sounds like the battery cables or solinoid switch wire didn't get connected. Do the gauges come on? That would indicate the battery cable is connected properly. Next, I'd look at the starter solinoid wires. There usually an "S" marked near one of the small posts on either side of the main battery post. You should have power at the wire connected to the "S" post when the key is turned. If you don't get power there, you found your problem. Of course you could try to jump the s post to the battery wire post and it should spin the motor. It is probably something simple, but if you don't see something obvious, get the guys who fixed the transmission out there to make it right. Just my two bits.

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My Launch Is Delayed 20 Apr 2017 06:53 #5

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I got a call Tuesday that my boats engine nonstarting issue had been corrected. Wednesday I drove down to the boat. I turned the key and the port engine cranked over. Happy day. I did not get a chance to talk to the mechanic but one of the other employees said that he said it was the neutral switch on the transmission. He had to tweak the settings on that switch and the problem was solved.

I am glad that it was a simple problem and not a new issue. My feelings that it was related to the transmission rebuild look to be the correct assumption on my part. I will be headed to the marina today (Thursday) to make an appointment to launch. I am going to try for a Saturday afternoon launch. Hope they can get me in the water at that time.

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My Launch Is Delayed 20 Apr 2017 11:57 #6

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Wonderful! Good for you.
Good luck this season.

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My Launch Is Delayed 21 Apr 2017 06:54 #7

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nclexman wrote: Wonderful! Good for you.
Good luck this season.


Thank You. Have an appointment for a 3:30 PM launch on Saturday. Hopefully no further complications will arise.

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