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No Start After Minor Tapping Of Rock

Thread in 'Motors & Props' started by Fishhawk50, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Fishhawk50

    Fishhawk50 New Member

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    I started my 2006 Mercury Optimax 115 engine on my Nitro 189 sport after being anchored for 20 minutes. Moved slowly forward at 900 rpm, Tapped the top of a unknown rock. The alarmed sounded and the engine turned off. Raised the engine and inspected the prop area. NO damage. Tried to start again and alarm sounded and it wouldn't try to turn over. Limped to dock with trolling motor. Pulled boat out. No visible damage. Have not attempted another start. Kind of wish there was a shear pin. Any ideas?

    Am I in the right forum?
     
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    Check your engine cable connectons to the Battery. Be sure that neither one is lose (poorly or only lightly connected)
     
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    Evidently, I managed to pop the shut off switch barely. Wasn't visible. I reset it and everything works fine. Thanks!
     
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    Glad that's all it was- If I recall correctly, when battery power gets interrupted for any reason the engine will die. Of course, with a bad connection you may not have power to restart. I learned this like most things- the hard way. Once had a battery terminal with the ring barely touching now and then- just had to tighten a bolt.
     
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