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BassLakeBoater

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BassLakeBoater

I have a 1987 Malibu Sunsetter with a Mercruiser 250HP engine.

Recently, the boat has not been starting. I am getting voltage. What I have been doing to get it started is to tap the starter with a hammer in several locations. The tapping is moderately hard. It has done the trick for me in getting the engine to turn over. I have to do this the first time I try to start it each day and later that day after floating a while with it off, I am able to rev the engine very high with some threading to get it to turn but ocassionally need to tap the starter with the hammer again.

My question is this--Is this an indication that I need to replace my starter, or is it something else?

Thanks in advance for anyones response.

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Pistol Pete

Time for a new starter.

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I have a 1987 Malibu Sunsetter with a Mercruiser 250HP engine.

Recently, the boat has not been starting. I am getting voltage. What I have been doing to get it started is to tap the starter with a hammer in several locations. The tapping is moderately hard. It has done the trick for me in getting the engine to turn over. I have to do this the first time I try to start it each day and later that day after floating a while with it off, I am able to rev the engine very high with some threading to get it to turn but ocassionally need to tap the starter with the hammer again.

My question is this--Is this an indication that I need to replace my starter, or is it something else?

Thanks in advance for anyones response.

Are you located at Bass Lake CA ??

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BassLakeBoater

I have a 1987 Malibu Sunsetter with a Mercruiser 250HP engine.

Recently, the boat has not been starting. I am getting voltage. What I have been doing to get it started is to tap the starter with a hammer in several locations. The tapping is moderately hard. It has done the trick for me in getting the engine to turn over. I have to do this the first time I try to start it each day and later that day after floating a while with it off, I am able to rev the engine very high with some threading to get it to turn but ocassionally need to tap the starter with the hammer again.

My question is this--Is this an indication that I need to replace my starter, or is it something else?

Thanks in advance for anyones response.

Are you located at Bass Lake CA ??

Yes, my boat is located in Bass Lake, North Fork to be specific. How about you?

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