09-08-2013, 05:00 PM
This one has me baffled. We have a 1992 Maristar and we made it to the cove with no problem. When we tried to start the boat, the motor turned VERY slowly a coule of times, then nothing. Tried again and only a few clicks, and there was no power for the guages on the dash. No radio, no guages...nothing!!. Waited a litttle while, and the volt meter registered some juice, turned the key and the starter would click and then the dash would go dead again. I noticed that the black lead from the battery was very warm to the touch. We found someone with jumper cables and tried a few times and again, no response. Tried one last time and the boat roared to life like it should. No problems since. Would this be the start of a bad solenoid? The guy with the jumper cables told to tap the solenoid. I am just trying to figure this one out so that we are not stuck again. I really dont think it was the battery since it went from not starting and no response to no problems at all.