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I have a 2012 Bayliner 175 that runs great but when the motor

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I have a 2012 Bayliner 175 that runs great but when the motor get hot after about an hours use when I put the boat I neutral the boat idles roughsnd the knocks off. Whenever I go to start it the boat will not start back. Sometimes it take about fifteen tries before it will start back can you help me?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?
Which engine do you have in the boat? Also, you wrote "when I put the boat I neutral the boat idles roughsnd the knocks off"
Can you clarify what you mean by "knocks off"?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Kristi I have 3 liter mericruiser the boat cuts off by itself it runs great for about an hour then whenever I put the boat in neutral to get a skier ready it cuts off by itself and will not start back until about 25 tries and then it finally will start back
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hi Kristi. There are a couple off things that can cause that issue. Do you think you can look down the throat of the carb and see if fuel is dripping down when it stalls. is that something you can do?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do I have to take anything off to do that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will have to take the boat out to get it hot again and risk getting stranded unless I can make it do it at the dock
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Yes you would have to take the air filter off of the top of the carburetor first. It is 1 nut.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I candi that no problem if gas is dripping what does that mean
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Lets just see if it happens first, I don't want to jump to conclusions.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I will have to get back with you on that if it is any suggestions as what I need to do next or just get towed back in
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Do you have a voltmeter to check for power at the ignition coil? That would be next.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No but I can get one any specific kind
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
You would have to know how to use a voltmeter, that isn't something I could teach you how to use.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Let me know what happens on the fuel, and we can go from there.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Good morning, just checking in, any progress?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Took the boat to a marine repair place to have it checked
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Gotcha. If they tell you something that you want to bounce off of me for a 2nd opinion I will still be here.
Thanks,
Jason
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
You are very welcome.

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