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Stu Jackson

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Re: Engine not starting when having sailed in stiff breeze with gear in reverse
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2021, 11:40:03 AM »

Sounds like a faulty connection from the key switch to the starter solenoid.  This is discussed in ther Critical Upgrades topic.
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Re: Engine not starting when having sailed in stiff breeze with gear in reverse
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2021, 12:32:30 PM »

Here's a thought.  When sailing in a stiff breeze, your boat heals, at a 20-25 degree angle.  Doing this will under expose half the cells in your batteries.  If your using DC power during your sail, you may have depleted the batteries to an extent that they won't start the engine.  Check the water level in the batteries.
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Re: Engine not starting when having sailed in stiff breeze with gear in reverse
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2021, 03:01:08 PM »

ecar : What ever you do - DON"T give us your HIN !! 

It isn't beyond Catalina to have a "left over" M35AC engine and put it in a MKII hull !! 

A thought
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Re: Engine not starting when having sailed in stiff breeze with gear in reverse
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2021, 06:59:40 PM »

Sorry, what is HIN? Will look at critical upgrades.  Thks
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Re: Engine not starting when having sailed in stiff breeze with gear in reverse
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2021, 08:07:51 PM »

HIN = Hull Identification Number i.e. serial number usually on the stbd transom. 
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