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Jason, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.
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I have a used boat that I am trying to start

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Hello, I have a used boat that I am trying to start for the first time.
It was winterized by a mechanic and I was told to add Gas and a Battery then just turn the key.
It doesn't want to start. It is an 83 Mercruiser 470 in a crestline. I don't think it is getting gas.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? Have you tried another fuel supply/fuel source?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

My name is***** have not as I am not very mechanical. The engine cranks but it just won't turn over.

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hi Joshua. What kinds of questions do you have for me?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there gas shut off, turn on valve like on my snowmobiles?
Is there a choke? The carb seems to be dry.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
there is a choke. As far as a gas shut off, there might be, would have to look at where the fuel line connects to the fuel tank. 75% of boats 'don't have them, 25% do. Do you have any neighbors that can lend you and outboard style fuel tank with a primer bulb, as there is an easier way to do this with an outboard tank. Also, will it start on starting fluid?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Good morning, just checking in. Any progress?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No progress, no luck.

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Did you try the starting fluid?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I do not have any.

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
It sounds like you are probably going to have to get a mechanic involved there on sight. Did you have any other questions for me with the engine?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I do not, thank you. ***** signed up on this site it said the charge was only if I got my question answered however they debited the money? How does that work?

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