View Full Version : Weird starting problem

11-11-2009, 03:54 PM
My boat starts up just fine the first time but if I let it run for a few minutes, turn it off, and try to start it back up again it wont. I hear it trying but it just wont start up. It doesn't make sense, the battery is brand new, fully charged, the alternator is working perfectly. I thought maybe it was the starter but what's strange is it starts perfectly when it's cold. Any ideas what it could be?

11-11-2009, 04:00 PM
Heat soke?

Does it drag?

11-11-2009, 04:24 PM
Corroded battery cables/terminals. Have you checked their resistance? Get out the voltmeter and see how many volts you're getting at the starter when it's hot and won't start next time. I'm thinking it's going to be lower than you want, and the cables are warm.