View Full Version : New starter & battery - still drags?????

05-26-2007, 10:20 PM
The battery was dead this spring so I replaced it. Boat started fine. Took it out for an extended spin - came back, loaded up the kids & the starter would engage but not turn over. I replaced the starter (or had it replaced this week). Just tried starting the boat it spun fine for maybe 5 seconds and then started dragging. Hooked up the the battery charger to boost, but no effect. What else could it be? Solenoid?
I have tested the connections on the battery cables & I get plenty of power to the electrical connection on the back of the motor.

Thanks for your help!

05-28-2007, 12:32 PM
Found the problem - a wicked combination of a weak battery and a faulty battery charger. On a whim - I hooked the battery up to a backup charger &, after a 1 hour charge, it fired up instantly.

05-28-2007, 01:18 PM
nice job AHUNTER.... I've been plagued with those sort of gotchas recently!