Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Boat Questions
When I turn the key to start the motor, all I hear is a
When I turn the key to start the motor, all I hear is a tinny whirring sound. Sounds a little bit like a starter on a car when you mistakenly turn the key after the engine is already running, only not… read more
Noel Schembri
Noel Schembri
Marine mechanic
Diploma
1,735 satisfied customers
1990 40 hp Mercury. Starter engages flywheel and turns but
1990 40 hp Mercury. Starter engages flywheel and turns but as soon as the first cylinder fires the starter disengages from flywheel. Motor will not start on first hit. What is causing starter to disen… read more
Charles
Charles
Certified Mercury Tech
5,066 satisfied customers
I just bought a 40hp, 2 stroke, manual start, tiller. It
I just bought a 40hp, 2 stroke, manual start, tiller. It says it's a Mercury, but the cowling doesn't fit correctly. The engine has a serial number of 0G633291 Can anybody help me identify the year an… read more
Charles
Charles
Certified Mercury Tech
5,066 satisfied customers
I have a 2003 50 HP Mercury Bigfoot motor on a 20 foot
I have a 2003 50 HP Mercury Bigfoot motor on a 20 foot pontoon boat. In neutral it will rev up to 6,200 RPM and set off the alarm. It idles smoothly at 800 RPM. On the lake under load (2 people) the m… read more
Charles
Charles
Certified Mercury Tech
5,066 satisfied customers
I have a 2005 9.9 four stroke outboard that I use on my sail
I have a 2005 Johnson 9.9 four stroke outboard that I use on my sail boat. It was used but only had a bout 10 hours on it and looked like new, ran like crap because the guy never used it and the carb … read more
Joe
Joe
Owner Kingsland Auto & Marine Services
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,370 satisfied customers
We have a 2011 Mercury 50 hp 4 stroke motor and the silver
We have a 2011 Mercury 50 hp 4 stroke motor and the silver disc on top of the starter shaft seems to be locked in place and the motor does not start but makes a high pitch sound when you turn the key.… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
18,627 satisfied customers
Larry just took out a pontoon that i just purchased and the
larry just took out a pontoon that i just purchased and the 40 hp yamaha was running great and when I shut it off the key will not start it. It will start with the pull cord but it will not start with… read more
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,729 satisfied customers
I installed a mercury 2 stroke 75 hp on a boat that had 50
I installed a mercury 2 stroke 75 hp on a boat that had 50 to 1 mixed fuel in tank .I added about 5 gallons of reg gas.The motor is only starting when I advanced the throttle and runs good when runnin… read more
Noel Schembri
Noel Schembri
Marine mechanic
Diploma
1,735 satisfied customers
My 2 stroke 50 hp mercury outboard is about 5 yrs old. The
My 2 stroke 50 hp mercury outboard is about 5 yrs old. The last time we took it out it ran fine on the way out, but on the way back in it would start reving up an loose power as soon as we hit 4000 rp… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
18,627 satisfied customers
Have 50 hp mercury outboard. Making continues beep sound at
Have 50 hp mercury outboard. Making continues beep sound at the dash, hot or cold. oil reservoir full. water pump working great. beeps as soon as I start the engine. Does not affect running of the boa… read more
orcamarine
orcamarine
Proprietor
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7 satisfied customers
mercury outboard 90 2 stroke-- starter spins does not ingage
mercury outboard 90 2 stroke-- starter spins does not ingage flywheel-- battery is at 80% charge-- replace starter and still have same problem-- what is causing motor not to start… read more
briggs archer
briggs archer
master marine mechanic
Associate Degree
374 satisfied customers
Warning buzzer comes on every once awhile at any speed does
warning buzzer comes on every once awhile at any speed does not come on all the time 1997 mercury 4 stroke 50 hp. turn key off and re-start to shut it off… read more
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,729 satisfied customers
I have a 1992 nissan 40 hp 2 stroke NS40c the head gasket is
I have a 1992 nissan 40 hp 2 stroke NS40c the head gasket is blown and one of my pistons is stuck at TDC caused by salt corrosion. I would like to move the piston to examine the cylinder. Any reccomen… read more
Jeremy R.
Jeremy R.
5,362 satisfied customers
My 2005 Mercury 25 HP 4-stroke engine runs fine at low speeds,
My 2005 Mercury 25 HP 4-stroke engine runs fine at low speeds, but at high RPM the prop slows/loses power but the engine is still at high rpm. What's up?… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
18,627 satisfied customers
Im in the market for a 4 stroke, 40HP Mercury Big Foot outboard
I'm in the market for a 4 stroke, 40HP Mercury Big Foot outboard motor. Is this a reliable motor? I'm hearing from some mechanics that they work on more Mercury's than Suzuki or Yamaha? Any body know … read more
Whitecap36
Whitecap36
Service Manager/Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,545 satisfied customers
I have two Yamaha Waverunner 650s. They have sat all winter
I have two Yamaha Waverunner 650's. They have sat all winter long and I decided to get them started for spring and summer. Both batteries have been fully charged; however when I tried to start them, a… read more
Captain Dave
Captain Dave
Marine Mechanic
Master's Degree
2,672 satisfied customers
i recently purchased an 83 galaxie 18 ski boat with a matching
i recently purchased an '83 galaxie 18' ski boat with a matching '83 mercury 150 hp v-6 outboard 2 stroke. boat has been sitting for a little over two years, and is showing just over 400 hours. tank w… read more
shane j forrest
shane j forrest
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
270 satisfied customers
I have a 1986 35 hp mercury outboard motor that needs a new
I have a 1986 35 hp mercury outboard motor that needs a new impeller.I've taken 7 bolts/nuts off and I can only get the lower unit to drop about 1/4 inch.What is my present problem?… read more
Jason Forsberg
Jason Forsberg
Outboard Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
531 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

18,627 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