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How are you trying to start the engine? Can you describe for me what you are doing?
Ok, the back pressure on a jet boat does make it harder to start. For some reason even when on the hose. Before turning the key to start, make sure that you have had the enrichener active for 3-5 seconds by pushing in on the key. The while still holding the key in, turn it to start. This should help some.
Check to make sure that your solenoid is actually working. When you turn the key on and push it in, you should hear it click.
ok Remove the fuel line that is going to the carbs and make sure that fuel does come out of it when you push the key. You should get some from it. It may be clicking but not opening, or clogged if the boat sits allot of the time. The carbs could also have an issue in them.
Your pulse pump can be rebuilt, The kit const about $25 and is easy to install. The kit comes with good instructions. The part number for it is 857005A 1.