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Old 03-10-2013, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 96prostar190 View Post
Haha, so I take it this is a semi-common problem for older boats? That is another concern of mine (corrosion). I bought the boat in TX and the original owner had it in GA and their is lots of rust on it...
The lanyard issue isn't just a MC problem. Any application of the lanyard eventually results in it's failure. Our Evinrude outboard lanyard died, a friend's snowmobile had one that died....... As far as corrosion goes, it is a never-ending nemesis to the used boat owner. I think I have finally taken care of every electrical and mechanical connection in my '77. Time to start over to stay ahead of the corrosion this time. Buy a big tube of dielectric grease and use it on every electrical connection. Don't need a lot, but it makes a huge difference.

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