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Old 09-07-2009, 01:24 PM
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I bow to the master.
Please don't say that...Just quoting facts.

In 89 it was probably a mid year upgrade. Some may have had it others may have not.

I remember that being a BIG DEAL as we never had to mess w/ points and condensers again. The PRESTOLITE upgrade is nice. It is not REALL electronic iginition but just a nice upgrade that makes a TON of sense to do. Pretty easy. Older motors you need to bypass the ceramic ballast resistor

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Old 09-07-2009, 01:27 PM
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Put new solenoid on this am and it didn't do a thing, so I've backed my way to the ignition. I'll try to giggle the throttle as Jim suggested. Thanks for all the input!
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:38 PM
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You did read about the safety lanyard in an earlier post, right? I've had one of those switches fail in the past as opposed to the lanyard being pulled.

Edit - on second thought the lanyard would allow the boat to turn over but not start.....
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:40 PM
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Jim - your throttle suggestion was spot on! Fired right up. Suggestions on off-season maintenance to keep it from happening again?
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:06 PM
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Jim - your throttle suggestion was spot on! Fired right up. Suggestions on off-season maintenance to keep it from happening again?
It is such a MINOR adjustment. I would not worry about it. Just know what you need to do in the future. Probably your best bet is a NEW shift cable. Do not worry about it today. Enjoy the next couple of weekends on the water. I know that up there in NY you have not had the warmest, longest summer possible. Just enjoy the rest of it. Glad I was able to help.
Labor Day or not !!!!

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:45 PM
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Appreciate all the help!!
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:47 PM
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It is such a MINOR adjustment. I would not worry about it. Just know what you need to do in the future. Probably your best bet is a NEW shift cable. Do not worry about it today. Enjoy the next couple of weekends on the water. I know that up there in NY you have not had the warmest, longest summer possible. Just enjoy the rest of it. Glad I was able to help.
Labor Day or not !!!!

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Old 09-07-2009, 04:06 PM
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Please don't say that...Just quoting facts.

In 89 it was probably a mid year upgrade. Some may have had it others may have not.

I remember that being a BIG DEAL as we never had to mess w/ points and condensers again. The PRESTOLITE upgrade is nice. It is not REALL electronic iginition but just a nice upgrade that makes a TON of sense to do. Pretty easy. Older motors you need to bypass the ceramic ballast resistor

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Jim,

My 1990 PS190 came new with points. I converted to electronic ignition and MSD Blaster coil about 10 years ago the results were very noticeable.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:41 PM
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Jim,
My 1990 PS190 came new with points. I converted to electronic ignition and MSD Blaster coil about 10 years ago the results were very noticeable.

Are you the original owner? Did someone convert it back? I do not know why someone would do that. I remember opening new 89s back in the day and seeing BREAKERLESS iginition.

I don't know maybe some had it and other did'nt

Anyway...back to the subject at hand. Glad we where able to get you back on the water for
labor day weekend

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Now back to the normal grind...getting ready to the Tampa Boat Show
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:18 AM
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Adks, have the battery load tested as well.

I had a similar problem this past weekend. We had been on the water for about 3 hours, then went to start only to hear click, click, click..........
Bad battery.
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