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Old 09-30-2011, 12:35 AM
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i just put two new batterys in boat,i have 2*200everudes 2000 models on boat,cant get enough volts to start motors any clues
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:37 AM
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check connections. your batteries should be wired directly to the batteries so you dont have a good connection somewhere or the batteries are low.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:41 AM
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How many volts at battery Vs at engine?
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:22 PM
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Is there corrosion on the battery terminals? Behind the battery switches? At the motors?
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:05 AM
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Does your voltmeter read a voltage drop when you try to start? One good battery should be sufficient.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by davidsweetser View Post
i just put two new batterys in boat,i have 2*200everudes 2000 models on boat,cant get enough volts to start motors any clues
davidsweetser,

There are probably a dozen different issues that could cause your motors not to start and you could have more than one issue. It's not going to help for someone to tell you to check your connections or measure the voltage if you don't know how. Also, you have provided very little information so troubleshooting would be a guess at best.

A mechanic or boat shop will charge you about $90.00 per hour to find and fix the problem and I'll bet it would only take an hour or less for an experienced mechanic. That plus any parts that may be needed.

So, for under $100.00 you can transform your boat from a piece of yard art into something you can put in the water and enjoy. That would be my suggestion.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by bradv View Post
check connections. your batteries should be wired directly to the batteries so you dont have a good connection somewhere or the batteries are low.
My neighbor tried to start his boat and it wouldn't start so he installed a new battery but it still wouldn't start. He knocked on my door and asked me "Does it matter which way the red and black cables are connected?"

I went over, connected the batteries correctly and replaced the blown fuse in his motor cowling. I guess that fuse is there for a purpose.
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