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Old 08-18-2016, 08:37 PM
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There are two hoses coming off of the fuel tank, are both of them suppose to have pickup tubes going into the fuel tank?
No, one of them is the return.
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:48 PM
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I checked the fuel pickup tube and everything seemed okay, I blew through it with a finger closing one end and did not feel any leaks. Also pulled the fuel line out to check it for leaks and found nothing. I did not see a fuel filter on top of the tank, I'm guessing it was removed at one point in time. I cleaned the fuel pump screen the first time around so there is no problem there. Spark plug wires arrive tomorrow, and I will work on replacing the fuel pressure regulator.
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:25 PM
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Boat Update: I took the boat for a test run today and noticed that when the boat would lose power, the voltage would drop off. Also noticed that the only time the problem occurs is when the boat is in rough water or hits a big wave. I took the boat into a bay and it ran perfect the entire time I was in calm waters. I'm guessing it has to be a loose electrical connection somewhere.

I'll start with the battery terminals, engine ground, and the positive cable going to the alternator. Anything else I should check? Battery, alternator? Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:38 PM
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Safety lanyard
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:13 PM
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If original battery cables that would be my next guess...
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:35 AM
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:05 PM
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It is not the safety lanyard, I cleaned the engine ground, battery terminals are clean and connected good, cleaned the positive cable going to the starter. I recived new spark plug wires in the mail today from skidim so I'll put those on and test drive it again tomorrow. It could possibly be the battery cables but they look to be in good shape so I'm hesitant about replacing them.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:37 AM
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It is not the safety lanyard, I cleaned the engine ground, battery terminals are clean and connected good, cleaned the positive cable going to the starter. I recived new spark plug wires in the mail today from skidim so I'll put those on and test drive it again tomorrow. It could possibly be the battery cables but they look to be in good shape so I'm hesitant about replacing them.
it's not how they look from the outside.. 20 years and sitting in a wet area - o2 and h2o and old insulation will cause corrosion in the wires.. check resistance on wires should be almost 0.

I changed mine out.. stiff as a board.. new very flexible..
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:05 PM
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Mine seemed like it was not running at 12 volts. I assumed the alt needed replaced. When I looked at it the purple ground wire on the back of the alt fell off in my hand. It was that corroded. I cleaned it, put on a new end and all was well.
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:09 PM
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Decided to look further into the idea of it being the safety lanyard and followed the wires back to their termination point. Ended up unscrewing the plate with the ignition and accessory switches and found two loose wires on the ignition switch. I tightened the screw and took it out for another test run and sure enough that was it. Thanks for all the help!
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