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Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?
Great, what was the serial number on the engine?
that will be ok. Are you near the boat and ready to start?
First test the voltage right at the batteries. both not cranking and while cranking. You may need an assistant.
Then do the same test at the starter solenoid red lead. The neg lead of the meter can go to a clean engine ground. These two readings should be really close to the same. Let me know what you have here.
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What was the cause of the prior issue?
Are you leaking around the actual cylinder head of the water jacket cover?
if you put 45Ftlbs on each bolt, that is actually 540 Inlbs. The bolt tightness will leak when over-tightened due to the gasket being forced out of place and the metal rings on the cylinders being overly crushed. To get Inlbs from Ftlbs, multiply by 12.
Since the water jacket (face) is metal to metal, you can apply a very thin layer of a gasket sealing compound to just the outer rim of it.
If it is coming from the head, you are going to need to remove it, make sure that all surfaces are very clean, check the head for any warpage using a straight edge. Then replace the gasket and retorque it to the block. Be sure that you start in the center of the head and move outwards.
Yes that very well could be the reason that it is leaking now. The head is really sensitive to the torquing process. Run all bolt up until snug, but not tight, then go back over them with the torque wrench set to the proper torque.