How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Charles Your Own Question
Charles, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 3311
Experience:  US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.
Type Your Boat Question Here...
Charles is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I was operating my boat yesterday afternoon and turned it

Customer Question

I was operating my boat yesterday afternoon and turned it off to anchor. When I attempted to start it again it turned over and engaged but then died immediately. It doesn't respond when I increase throttle. It just catches and then dies.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 3 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Check the fuel and make sure that there is not any water in it, at the fuel water sep filter if you have one. Make sure that the key switch is keeping power to the engine, this may be able to be scene on the gauges, if they lose power when the engine dies. Also make sure that you still have spark on the engine after it has died.

Related Boat Questions