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volks posted 06-11-2002 11:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for volks   Send Email to volks  
I have a 17ft montauk with a 1993 mariner 100hp. I purchased a this boat in early may, and just started having a few problems with it. When I was pulling into the dock today I was bringing the throttle back into the neutral position, and the engine just stalled out. I tried starting it again, and all it was doing was just turning over. I had a friend come down and take a look at it and tried a couple of things but no luck, he said it wasn't getting a spark, and you probably needed to have some test done. Can anybody give me any suggestions as what to look for before I have it towed to the local marine and pay a fortune to have someone look it.
JohnAz posted 06-12-2002 01:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnAz  Send Email to JohnAz     
check your saftey cut off,,,,,,
Tom W Clark posted 06-12-2002 01:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
JohnAz may be on to something. Try giggling the control to make sure it is in neutral and the ignition lock out isn't engaged. I have had this problem before on Mercurys (which is what your Mariner is).
Clark Roberts posted 06-12-2002 06:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
If not the kill switch it is most likely the power pack or the stator...
JEvans posted 06-12-2002 08:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for JEvans  Send Email to JEvans     
Try disconnecting the the saftey switch it is a normaly open switch which can and will short out if exposed to the weather. Had this problem on my outrage 24 with twins cost me $800 for the tow in from offshore. The saftey switch was the only thing the 2 motors shared could have saved some money had I known.
Bigshot posted 06-12-2002 09:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Start there and then if no luck try www.boatdoctor.com and ask there. they can walk you through it with more exact info.
NEVER SCARED posted 06-12-2002 01:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for NEVER SCARED    
After many weekends of perfect performance, my 150 wouldnt start. Tried everything, even pressing in the killswitch button with my thumb. Called all the local dealers but they were booked solid for 2 months, then I tried pressing the killswitch button with something "hard" a coin between my thumb and button. Bingo! Didnt realize these things go bad. It was the lanyard clip that was defective. I still had the old "cap" type. The scary part is the weekend before, I was fishing a piece of shoreline with jagged rocks in rough conditions and relied on my engine starting to keep me off the rocks, about 15ft away!
Bigshot posted 06-12-2002 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Might have to change your username:)
NEVER SCARED posted 06-12-2002 03:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for NEVER SCARED    
LOL!
whaleryo posted 06-12-2002 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaleryo  Send Email to whaleryo     
Bigshot:

He said "funny thing" not "scary thing". No name change required.

Bill :)

whaleryo posted 06-12-2002 04:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaleryo  Send Email to whaleryo     
Can I take a Mulligan on that last reply?

End of a long day.... I should have said:
He MEANT "funny part" not "scary part"

I'll just go home now......

Steve Leone posted 06-15-2002 12:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
nick, you crack me up, steve out.
Bigshot posted 06-17-2002 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I try to keep my audience riveted:)

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