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mausc
06-11-2011, 12:23 PM
Was out on the '01 Maristar 210 last weekend and hit a big wake. This shut the engine down dead. Tried cranking it but nothing. Also noticed that the dash gauges don't move when I turn the key to any setting. I checked and the blower, bilge pump, horn, etc. all still work but something is dead at the dash. Wires to the ignition switch look to be secure. Tried to locate a breaker panel to no avail.

Any ideas?

mtajpa
06-11-2011, 12:33 PM
The main breaker should be under the engine hatch near the front it looks like a RED button. You should find it on the port side towards the front of the engine Near the ECM.

mausc
06-11-2011, 01:56 PM
Yep. Saw the red breaker on the engine. Pressed it. Didn't feel like a reset but pressed it anyway. Didn't help.

JLeuck64
06-11-2011, 04:01 PM
safety lanyard still in place?

vision
06-11-2011, 04:37 PM
safety lanyard still in place?

That is my bet as well. They should really put a light on the dash or some type of indicator to tell you when the safety lanyard circuit is open.

JimN
06-11-2011, 06:03 PM
Follow the harness from the engine to the main connector. It could have separated over time and when you hit the wave, it yanked it apart. Also, look at all of the ground connections at the rear of the engine.

mausc
06-15-2011, 09:46 AM
Yep. Lanyard was the first thing I checked. That's exactly what it felt like, but it's solid. I guess I'll check the wiring next.

Kevin&Annie
06-15-2011, 09:57 AM
Follow the harness from the engine to the main connector. It could have separated over time and when you hit the wave, it yanked it apart. Also, look at all of the ground connections at the rear of the engine.

The same thing happended to our buddy's boat last weekend. We traced the wires and found the main connector was a little loose.

rspiecha
06-15-2011, 12:00 PM
Now my 210 has a accessory breaker on the floor by the battery. Not sure if that trips if it will kill the engine.

Rob

JLeuck64
06-15-2011, 12:12 PM
Just for kicks and grins try another battery... have seen them go open circuit internally before.