Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Boat Questions
No spark no start 1992 omc 4.3 have 12v at coil. I bought
I bought the boat in july replaced the engine with a used engine also replaced 90% of the mechanical parts but the engine has always ran even the old one with cracked block took it out today for one last outing and was driving great did some tubing then headed to the dock to get food was going about 30mph pulled throttle back to slow down and biat stumbled and died and would not restart after towing and removing from water I have found it has no spark but does have 12v at coil. 1992 omc 4.3 … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
23,197 satisfied customers
James, I have a 4.3 GL volvo penta that emits a popping
Hello James, I have a 4.3 GL volvo penta that emits a popping sound at high rpm. Another way to reproduce misfiring at 4000 rpm is to turn on the exhaust blower or lights, which causes the engine to l… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
Having an issue with my Volvo Penta 5.7 Cranks but won't start...
Having an issue with my Volvo Penta 5.7 Cranks but won't start... Replaced the Stater and the Alternator (both seemed to be ok) When I move the purple exciter wire on the alternator to the hot 12V nod… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
23,197 satisfied customers
1998 mercruiser with thunderbolt 5 ignition. No spark. Today
1998 mercruiser with thunderbolt 5 ignition. No spark. Today replaced ignition switch, plugs, coil, oil pressure switch. 3 volts at the coil otherwise everything seems to be getting power. did have wa… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
23,197 satisfied customers
I have a 1995 7.4 gl Volvo Penta. This has the bid ignition
I have a 1995 7.4 gl Volvo Penta. This has the bid ignition along with what appears to be a rev limiter. There is two gray wires, one from the harness that is hooked up to the b+ side of the coil whic… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
23,197 satisfied customers
I have a 2000 Monterey Explorer 240 deck boat and my tachometer
I have a 2000 Monterey Explorer 240 deck boat and my tachometer was NOT working. Upon inspection I found that the previous owner did NOT replace the alternator with the original type so I ordered an a… read more
orcamarine
orcamarine
Proprietor
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7 satisfied customers
have a 1999 four winds boat, with GM 4.3 V6 not getting any
have a 1999 four winds boat, with GM 4.3 V6 not getting any fire from coil. I have replaced thecoil distribator pick up and module , new distribator cap and rotor -still no fire… read more
James
James
Certified Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,094 satisfied customers
How would you solve a Starting problem with a Volvo Penta 4.3
How would you solve a Starting problem with a Volvo Penta 4.3 GXI-D motor. it takes several attempts to start the motor then races up and stalls again. Components replaced by a mechanic. IAC sensor, F… read more
K. Kergan
K. Kergan
Inboard/Outboard Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,031 satisfied customers
1998 4 winns - 4.3 Volvo-Penta- Background - engine was rebuuilt
1998 4 winns - 4.3 Volvo-Penta- Background - engine was rebuuilt last year due to no winterization - a repo. Has run great 5-6 times this summer. Today it started right up, warmed up well, then I ran … read more
Noel Schembri
Noel Schembri
Marine mechanic
Diploma
2,714 satisfied customers
Good evening Dominick. I stumbled in here by searching the
Good evening Dominick. I stumbled in here by searching the net. I have a 2006 Tracker Tahoe runabout with a carburated 4.3 V6 and 3rd generation thunderbolt V ignition system. I have just order a manu… read more
Dominick
Dominick
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,009 satisfied customers
i have an 88 searay with a mercuriser 5.0 350 V8 alpha 1 sterndrive.
i have an 88 searay with a mercuriser 5.0 350 V8 alpha 1 sterndrive. the boat died out while was in the water driving. it was starting to stutter about 5 minutes before it dies. i thought it was gas b… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
Hello, I have a Volvo Penta 290 5.7 V8. I can only get a spark
Hello, I have a Volvo Penta 290 5.7 V8. I can only get a spark from the coil if I put a postive wire from the battery to the positive side of the coil. The engine starts, but doesn't stop using the ke… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
I have a 96 Glastron with a 130 volvo/penta I/O that would
I have a '96 Glastron with a 130 volvo/penta I/O that would not start this spring. It took on a good amount of water in the engine compartment as tarp had leaks and I forgot to pull the plug last fall… read more
James
James
Certified Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,094 satisfied customers
2008 Boulton 26 Explorer, Volvo Penta 5.0 GXI, 270 hp, Volv
2008 Boulton 26' Explorer, Volvo Penta 5.0 GXI, 270 hp, Volvo DP outdrive. Problem: No start, no spark at coil Replaced igniton coil assy. Cleaned all ground connections at back of engine and batterie… read more
K. Kergan
K. Kergan
Inboard/Outboard Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,031 satisfied customers
I have a Chaparral Sunesta 232, with a 5.0L Volvo Penta Engine
I have a Chaparral Sunesta 232, with a 5.0L Volvo Penta Engine that I bought in 2001. Since early March of this year, I've had it into the dealership (Texas Marine, Seabrook, TX) 5 times and 2 more me… read more
Jeremy R.
Jeremy R.
5,362 satisfied customers
hi, my problem is the motor runs good from 5 mins to 60 mins
hi, my problem is the motor runs good from 5 mins to 60 mins then cuts out like i shut the key off. i swapout the whole dist. from a friends boat that was running find.did the same thing.i put a new c… read more
gearheadII
gearheadII
Bachelor's Degree
138 satisfied customers
on the starter solenoid there is a purple and yellow wire that
on the starter solenoid there is a purple and yellow wire that is not hot . this wire should be hot when you turn the key on correct. the problem is that the motor will hit but will not start. thiis o… read more
briggs archer
briggs archer
master marine mechanic
Associate Degree
403 satisfied customers
I have a 1991 V6 L Mercruiser engine in a Harris Flot boat
I have a 1991 V6 L Mercruiser engine in a Harris Flot boat that want start. One of the exhaust manifolds was cracked and I repaired it and reinstall the manifold. Now the engine want start, it want ev… read more
briggs archer
briggs archer
master marine mechanic
Associate Degree
403 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:

Ted G.

Ted G.

Rigger, Diagnostician

3,097 satisfied customers

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

Dominick

Dominick

Marine Mechanic

1,009 satisfied customers

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

John White

John White

Marine Mechanic

306 satisfied customers

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

Jason

Jason

Marine Mechanic

23,197 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,409 satisfied customers

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

Jeff G.

Jeff G.

Marine Mechanic

4,730 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