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Falmouth Fisherman posted 06-21-2010 06:07 AM ET (US)   Profile for Falmouth Fisherman   Send Email to Falmouth Fisherman  
I was fishing yesterday from my 2006 Boston Whaler 190 Outrage. During a drift in a bumpy, weedy area the engine stalled and would not start even after several attempts. The battery was fine and there was no indications from any of the gauges that anything was wrong. After several attempts, finally involving pushing the throttle up immediately after turning the key, the engine started and was fine for the rest of trip. Any idea what could have been the problem? Anything I should check before I take the boat out again?
jimh posted 06-21-2010 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Thanks for the information about your boat, however, I do not think the boat played much of a roll in causing the engine to stall. In order to give you advice about the possible cause of your engine stalling, we would need to have a bit of information about the engine itself. Perhaps you can pass along some information about the engine.
Falmouth Fisherman posted 06-21-2010 11:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for Falmouth Fisherman  Send Email to Falmouth Fisherman     
Thanks for the response and question. My engine is a 150 hp 4-stroke Mercury Verado.
diveorfish posted 06-21-2010 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for diveorfish  Send Email to diveorfish     
Did your engine gages display any kind of error code?

You could have sucked up some junk into your cooling system. If the impeller doesn't turn the engine may not start. This is just a guess though and a good talking point for someone that knows more about it.

diveorfish posted 06-21-2010 12:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for diveorfish  Send Email to diveorfish     
Sorry, that should be 'gauges' not 'gages.'
jollyrog305 posted 06-21-2010 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for jollyrog305    
Have you had the fuel float/Fuel System Module replaced?
Jefecinco posted 06-21-2010 07:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
I believe both spelling s are correct, ie. gauges or gages. With gages being the more commonly used spelling in modern writing. I use gauges just to keep my spell checker from harassing me.


glen e posted 06-21-2010 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for glen e  Send Email to glen e     
Fuel float - take it in - it will happen again - did you ever have it changed? New floats are a lot more resilient to ravages of ethanol.

See the veradoclub site for a method to get home if it happens.

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