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Lazy man's test---

Volt meter on battery POSTS (not the terminals that may be attached)

12+ volts

Turn starter

Batery goes to 0 volts---change out battery

True battery voltage stays at 12+ volts but instrament panel goes dead---

Clean posts and try again--

Still no power to the starter but battery voltage is still good---

Clean other end of both battery cables--

Still no power to starter---

Change out battery switch
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You cracked the case!

Thanks everyone for the advice. It turns out the cable from the battery into the selector switch had shrugged its bolt and nearly shaken off its post. I tightened it back down and she started right up. Like most problems on this boat, I just had to pick a line (wire, hose, rope) and follow it far enough through the places boat builders usually try to keep hidden.
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