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3GM: Engaging the starter idiosycrasies

I have a 3GM with the following starting issue. Sometimes, when I press the starting button, I get absolutely nothing. I'll press it again a few times and then it fires off just fine.

The starter was replaced last year (because it seized up). I was experiencing the problem before the starter was replaced and I continue to experience it now. It is NOT every time. It seems to happen more when we have been sailing and I'm trying to start the engine to come into the marina then when I am at the dock starting the engine to go sailing. This, of course, is becoming somewhat disconcerting to the admiral (and, admittedly, is making me a bit nervous as well).

Thoughts/suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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