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I have an older tracker mercury 115 hp engine that has run

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I have an older tracker mercury 115 hp engine that has run well the last several days but won't start this morning. Strong batteries, and it is turning over but not starting. I have choked it, then let it sit and tried again without the choke. Did I mention that I am literally up a creek, in just about the middle of nowhere, in a 30 ft. Pontoon boat that does ' have very easy access to the engine. Got any ideas? Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?
Will the engine make any attempt to fire, or does it just spin and spin like there is no spark?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It just turns and turns Does not fire apparently
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Got it. Is the emergency stop switch clip in place?
Have you checked for spark with either a timing light or an adjustable gap spark tester?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No on the testing gear. And its not the kill switch. My name is Charles
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hi Charles. The engine is going to need some diagnostic troubleshooting in order to figure out what the issue might be. What were you looking to do and what kinds of questions did you have?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am getting a tow and a mechanic is going to meet me. Thanks anyway.
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
Hello Charles. My name is***** are a couple tests we can do without a meter. Would you like to give it a go?

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