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i bought a 1983 galaxie tri hull boat with 2.5 omc engine. it wont start unless the battery is jumpe

Author : dustin

Submitted : 2018-02-23 03:12:31    Popularity:     

Tags: 2.5  boat  engine  omc  galaxie  

1/ Is the battery a marine deep cycle battery or a marine starting battery? (Deep cycle are not built to provide starting currents) 2/ have you cleaned all re

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1/ Is the battery a marine deep cycle battery or a marine starting battery? (Deep cycle are not built to provide starting currents)
2/ have you cleaned all relevant terminals to ensure bright metal to metal contact.?
Put the battery on a smart charger overnight ( smallish ones cast about $60, a good investment). Then if the battery wont start the motor replace it. You can buy marine batteries designed for starting loads

Charge the battery with a portable battery charger set to 12 volts, 10 amps, for 6 hours. Then take it to an auto parts store and they'll test the battery for free.
You'll need to test the alternator after the battery is tested. Use a volt meter set to DC voltage and you'll need to see 13.7 volts at the battery posts with the motor running.

13 mins ago - Answer Questions. Why did OBAMA hire an artist? I'm trying to pop a fiberglass mold from a porcelian sink?? I want a boat, should I buy one? 01 sea-doo utopia v6. New owner.

Seems very likely you need a new battery. Test the battery and the alternator as you would on a car. See link.



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