View Full Version : It just dies

07-12-2009, 09:24 PM
I have a 1990 prostar that I bought a couple of weeks ago. It seems to be a great boat. But it randomly shuts down while running. Speed and timing seem to be random. I am sure it's not fuel related because it looses all electrical power for a few moments. Turn the key and NOTHING happens. Wait a few minutes and she starts right up. The safety switch was bypassed. and I checked to see if that was the problem. (thats another story.) My leading suspect so far is the breaker for the ignition on the dash. the back of it looks pretty corroded and nasty. Am I out in left field? Any ideas?

07-12-2009, 09:52 PM
Clean and tighten the battery terminals. Then, go to the breaker, starter, ignition switch and safety switch to make sure the terminals and wires are tight and in good shape. Find out of the boat was ever submerged, too. That will mean you may need to replace some terminals.