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Do you have some scrap wire you can make some jumpers with? If yes, are you near the boat now an ready to work?
What you want to do Is pull the key switch out. Jump red (or red/purple) over to purple. And attempt to start the engine. Let me know if it stays running or not.
Does the boat have an emergency stop switch on it?
Are you able to pull that out and jump that?
Run a Jumper from battery positive (the post) to ignition coil positive (purple wire) and try to start it. Will it stay running that way?
You are very welcome. Let me know how you make out.
Hi Karl, Got it. You have a bad connection some place between that emergency stop switch and the ignition coil. The most likely think would be a break in the wire in the main harness. Because we know you have power to the emergency stop switch, the easiest thing to do would be to simply add a new wire, and run a new wire from that switch over to the ignition coil. That's the easiest way to get you fixed up. Does that make sense?
I guess I missed the part where we figured out we have power to the emergency stop switch. How do we know that?
Did you ever jump the emergency stop switch? You said you were going to, but did you actually ever do it?
what you are going to want to do is go and jump that emergency stop switch and try again. If it works with the jumper in place, that emergency stop switch is bad. If no change, then it's still a bad wire between the key switch and engine. Does that make sense?
SOunds good. Let me know how you make out.
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