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  1. House batteries won't start engine - ideas?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I would love any suggestions about how to tackle this question -- my sailboat has a 3 batteries and a standard off/1/both/2 Perko switch. Battery 1 is used as the starting battery, even though it is a deep cycle (It was on the boat that way when I bought it). Battery 2 is actually 2 deep...
  2. Starter Hiccup

    Diesel
    The Universal M-18 engine starts reliably every time. The recent problem is the starter motor itself. The starter motor was replaced with a rebuilt one by a reliable boatyard 2 years ago. In the intervening time, the engine has been started no more than 200 times (part-time use), probably closer...
  3. Universal 25 - flywheel rust

    Diesel
    I've had 2 sarters break (housing that covers the gear cracked all the way through) on my Universal M25. I was told by 1 mechanic that its due to rust on the flywheel not allowing the starter gear to engage with the flywheel properly. When the teeth don't mesh the upward pressure on the shaft...
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