Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Boat Questions
2007 Gekko with a 350 Mercruiser inboard, Vdrive. Last time
Last time out it would only run about half throttle. We found the distributor posts in the cap very corroded so we replaced the cap and rotor but now we cannot get the engine to turn over. No starter click, nothing. The breaker on top of the engine with a manual reset does not seem to be tripped nor do we see any fuses blown. The battery disconnect was tried in all positions. The blower and bilge pumps run but the gauges and video screen do not light up. The emergency cord is in place, the throttle is in the neutral position. Anything else we should check for? … read more
Joe
Joe
Owner Kingsland Auto & Marine Services
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,382 satisfied customers
1996 searay 2 new 12 v batteries no power to dash tried to
1996 searay 2 new 12 v batteries no power to dash tried to bump starter nothing … read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
Engine won't crank. Put battery in bilge pump and blower and
Put battery in bilge pump and blower and other accessories working fine but no ignition crank. Nothing. … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
2009 Sundancer...batteries reading about 13 on voltage on
2009 Sundancer...batteries reading about 13 on voltage on the dash. I used a car battery charger to jump. Charger hook into a 110 outlet at dock. I turned the key to crank and all power died. Is there… read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
5,120 satisfied customers
Does a galvanic isolator pick up on a current on a ground
does a galvanic isolator pick up on a current on a ground wire back to shore power and then trips the main breaker in the boat for safety purposes. … read more
Boat Doc
Boat Doc
251 satisfied customers
The breaker on the engine trips when I turn the key to
The breaker on the engine trips when I turn the key to start. I just changed the starter and the alternator. Slowly I have been losing power to several of my motors. My windless does not work, my spot… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
Lost all power to everything that runs off of my master power
Lost all power to everything that runs off of my master power switch … read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
have 1985 332 twin 454 last week ran fine. this week one
have 1985 332 twin 454 last week ran fine. this week one engine started. port didn't and pulled down starboard. after that neither engine has any power when their respective keys are turned on. comple… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
i replaced my batterys and battery switch now it seems like
i replaced my batterys and battery switch now it seems like my main control panel is not working. i can turn on the boat. move the flaps up and down and motor up and down but gps lights and horn not w… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
In the main panel in my boat the main breaker trips and that
In the main panel in my boat the main breaker trips and that is with all the house breakers off when I plug in my 30amp dockside to my boats 30amp and go and try to turn the main breaker on it trips e… read more
Expert
Expert
have a gen set that is putting out voltage as it should be,
have a gen set that is putting out voltage as it should be, its in a holiday masion houseboat, shore power runs everything fine, switch over to gen set and kills gen, all breakers are off, i have not … read more
James
James
Certified Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,094 satisfied customers
Hello, You helped me with electric issue. 7.4 mercruzer. I
Hello, You helped me with electric issue. 7.4 mercruzer. I changed the main fuse on the starter engine turns over and everything seems to work but gages. And no fire to engine. Fuses under dash all go… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
My War Eagle Bass Boat is having electrical problems. There
My War Eagle Bass Boat is having electrical problems. There is absolutely no power to my console, console buttons, GPS/Sonar, or ignition switch. The batteries are charged, the fuses have been replace… read more
Jeremy R.
Jeremy R.
5,362 satisfied customers
After finding that my engine would not start and my guages
After finding that my engine would not start and my guages would not energize when turning the key I found that there was no power to the ingnition. (this all happened after I touched a ground to a po… read more
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,729 satisfied customers
1994 Mercury Magnum inboard - turning the key, not a click,
1994 Mercury Magnum inboard - turning the key, not a click, no gauges, nothing. Using a test lite, there is juice in the battery. The power gets to the starter selenoid. Power does NOT get to the powe… read more
John White
John White
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
306 satisfied customers
I am BRAND NEW BOAT OWNER AND BOATER. My boat is a 2005 20
I am BRAND NEW BOAT OWNER AND BOATER. My boat is a 2005 20' Trophy WA . Today was a new issue. When I get to my boat and put the key in-I was able to turn on the radio and I also showed a good voltage… read more
Captain Dave
Captain Dave
Marine Mechanic
Master's Degree
2,672 satisfied customers
I have a Hurricane 237 Sundeck Deckboat with a 200 Yamaha outboard
I have a Hurricane 237 Sundeck Deckboat with a 200 Yamaha outboard motor. It starts up without any problem. My gauges, fuel, electric, etc on the dashboard are all operational until I switch on any el… read more
Larry B.
Larry B.
Marine Service Tech
High School or GED
574 satisfied customers
We were replacing the starter motor on our Cobalt ...
We were replacing the starter motor on our 1979 Cobalt 18'' with a Mercruiser 228 I/O during an unbelievable rain storm and as we were rushing things, forgot to disconnect the battery. Something arced… read more
Captain Dave
Captain Dave
Marine Mechanic
Master's Degree
2,672 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