Why Choose a boat starter over an automotive starter?
Marine engine starters are different from car starters in that they are shielded from moisture and contaminants and shield your boat from stray sparks. Since January of 1978, all marine electrical parts on your boat’s motor have had to pass a strenuous testing program to ensure that they are ignition protected. This is to ensure that a stray spark from your starter won't cause an explosion on your boat if there are gases that have collected in your bilge.
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Marine Engine Starter Electrical Tips:
Check Batteries: Always make sure batteries are fully charged and load tested. Defective and/or inadequate batteries are one of the most common causes of problems in marine electrical systems.
Be sure all connections and terminals are tight and clean. Also, battery cable terminals need to be tight and should have a gap between the top of the terminal and the side of the clamp.
Remember to always tag wiring when removing any electrical unit. Also, feel the lines for soft spots. Soft spots usually indicate the wire is corroded and needs to be replaced.
Check for High Resistance:
Be sure to check for voltage drops. Low voltage will ruin your electrical components and shorten the life of a battery.