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Need help troubleshooting, Electrical?
Just got a boat with an Atomic 4 in it. The thing ran great for 6 half hour sessions (half hour out to sail and half hour back in).
Yesterday while visiting the boat (just checking on it, not sailing) I started the motor. It ran for a minute then shut off. I turned over (with the starter) but never even started to fire up again.
I opened the compartment and found what appears to be a voltage regulator hanging by its wires. (See attached picture of arrow pointing to regualtor (?).. the one screw holding it was just put on for the picture.. the regulator was hanging by its wires.)
The motor is defintely getting fuel. I had zero tools on the boat to pull the plugs and check for spark.. I'm guess that is where my problem lies.
So is that a regualator? Could it have grounded itself or gone bad? When I go to the boat should I pick up the part on the way there? I'm 2 hours from the boat (in Dana Point) so I want to be prepared. Anyone have any other thoughts?
thanks in advance,
Last edited by danmunsey; 09-18-2011 at 09:19 PM.