Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Boat Questions
986 Mercury 25 hp outboard. Has had very little use-look
986 Mercury 25 hp outboard. Has had very little use-look like new. Very hard to start. Rebuilt carb with factory mercury kit thinking it was gas that had jelled. No change. Bought vibratory cleaner & … read more
Joe
Joe
Owner Kingsland Auto & Marine Services
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,372 satisfied customers
2002 mercury 90 hp 4 stroke compression is good on all
2002 mercury 90 hp 4 stroke compression is good on all cyclinders , fuel good,coil and wires good plugs good but still dead on cyclinders 1 and 4 .one other thing i noticed is that the voltage regulat… read more
Charles
Charles
Certified Mercury Tech
5,075 satisfied customers
I have a 1997 Mercury 175 XR2 sport jet that's loosing spark
I have a 1997 Mercury 175 XR2 sport jet that's loosing spark on cylinders … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
1997 Evinrude 175hp has very low power. It takes a time to
1997 Evinrude 175hp has very low power. It takes a long time to get up on pad. All 6 cal have over 90psi Starts and idles fine… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
Ok, I 't have any spark, I have a 1993 searayder with a 90,
Ok, I don't have any spark, I have a 1993 searayder with a 90, the engine serial is oe037197, at least that's what the tag on the drive says, the tag on the motor is worn off. I've been interchanging … read more
Charles
Charles
Certified Mercury Tech
5,075 satisfied customers
I have an '82 200hp mercury outboard that starts fine, and
Hi, I have an '82 200hp mercury outboard that starts fine, and runs great up to 3000 rpm, but that is all the rpm I can get out of it. I've replaced fuel pump diaphragm and check valves, replaced the … read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
I am working on a 1994 Mercury Sport Jet 3 cylinder inboard
I am working on a 1994 Mercury Sport Jet 3 cylinder inboard motor. I am getting no spark out of the coils. I am getting 9.7 Volts while cranking when testing the White & Black stripe wire to the trigg… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
2002seadoo challenger with mercury sport jet 240 efi. i bought
2002seadoo challenger with mercury sport jet 240 efi. i bought the boat with blowen engine, could noe rebuild engine so i found a 2000 240 efi sport jet engine., put the powerhead on the jet pump no p… read more
Charles
Charles
Certified Mercury Tech
5,075 satisfied customers
Suggested trouble shooting steps by Jason were done by marine
Suggested trouble shooting steps by Jason were done by marine mechanic yesterday spark and compression "passed" according to his tests, let's move beyond that point to the next step in diagnosing the … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
I have a Yamaha 115, C115TLRR. The no. 3 cylinder is not
I have a Yamaha 115, C115TLRR. The no. 3 cylinder is not firing... Compression check: 1=110#,2=110#,3=105#,4=110# This is what I have done: 1.) new spark plugs 2.) move coils 3 to coil 2 and problem d… read more
orcamarine
orcamarine
Proprietor
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7 satisfied customers
i have a 1986 mariner magnum 150 its been sitting for a long
i have a 1986 mariner magnum 150 its been sitting for a long time i cleaned out the carbs,drained all the fuel.replaced all fuel lines and main line squeeze primer bulb,rebuilt the fuel pump.and has n… read more
James
James
Certified Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,094 satisfied customers
1997 Mercury 40hp 4cyl 2s c40elpto Appears to have lost spark
1997 Mercury 40hp 4cyl 2s c40elpto Appears to have lost spark to lower two cylinders. Confirmed through use of inline 'sight monitor'. Plugs were replaced with no effect. Swapped bottom coil with top … read more
Jeremy R.
Jeremy R.
5,362 satisfied customers
i have a 1985 50hp mercury that doesnt have spark on two cylinders.
i have a 1985 50hp mercury that doesn't have spark on two cylinders. i've replaced the power-pack and coils. why don't i have spark?… read more
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,729 satisfied customers
Jet ski 92 kawasaki 750 SS. Easy to start. When I give it
Jet ski 92 kawasaki 750 SS. Easy to start. When I give it some gas motor runs, cuts out, runs repeatedly. I got it to run at low speed on the water. Checked plugs afterward and one burned good that ot… read more
Noel Schembri
Noel Schembri
Marine mechanic
Diploma
1,739 satisfied customers
Recently purchased 1992 Mercury V6 135hp...Fitted to 16ft f/glass
Recently purchased 1992 Mercury V6 135hp...Fitted to 16ft f/glass ski/runabout... 19" s/s quiksilver prop puts boat on plane effortlessly... motor runs well at idle/low revs but will not accelerate...… read more
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,729 satisfied customers
1983 Johnson 175HP J175TLCTD; When I forst leave the ramp
1983 Johnson 175HP J175TLCTD; When I forst leave the ramp it takes off fime and then suddenly lose the entire left bank of cylinders. I let off on the throttle, it sputers ofr a few seconds and then t… read more
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,729 satisfied customers
I have a 72 johnson model 65ESL72S. I was running the boat
I have a 72 johnson model 65ESL72S. I was running the boat and the motor quit. I found the wire that plugs onto the neutral swith or button was off. I put it back on and it wouldn't crank. I was told … read more
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,729 satisfied customers
1994 750 kawasaki jet ski ran good all year then just died
1994 750 kawasaki jet ski ran good all year then just died thought we ran out of gas but put gas in changed plugs changed coil and still no start. smells like gas is getting to carb but dont know if i… read more
Joe
Joe
Owner Kingsland Auto & Marine Services
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,372 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dominick

Dominick

Marine Mechanic

1,009 satisfied customers

25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified

Ted G.

Ted G.

Rigger, Diagnostician

704 satisfied customers

40 years boating, Safe boating instruct., Offshore Race promoter, Failure Analysis, Expert Witness

John White

John White

Marine Mechanic

306 satisfied customers

11 years experience working on outboards, inboards, sterndrives & pwcs

Jason

Jason

Marine Mechanic

17,310 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,264 satisfied customers

40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.

Jeff G.

Jeff G.

Marine Mechanic

4,729 satisfied customers

42 years experience, Certified Master Technician, All Major Outboards, Sterndrives, Hi-Performance

Captain Dave

Captain Dave

Marine Mechanic

2,672 satisfied customers

USCG Licensed Captain, 20+ Years Boating, Fishing, Maintenance and Repair Experience

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x