Originally Posted by RKsailsolo
Thanks to you wotname, and others who patiently guided me to the solution. I do have the information manual on YM maintenance
. Lesson learned this are to carefully listen and understand the issues involved. Yes, I erroneously thought my engine battery was charged when in fact that was a surface charge that masked the fact that the battery lacked the needed capacity to turn the starter. I replaced the engine battery and problem solved.
Ahh...the joys of boat ownership
. One ends up learning
more about systems than one ever imagined. Unless one has deep pockets and stays close to larger towns and cities, one learns to manage and repair everything needed to have a good life.
Regarding your Yanmar
engine, I don't know if you have the operators manual or a service
manual or something provided your boat
manufacturer. If you don't have the Yanmar service
manual, I would encourage you to get it. IMO, Yanmar writes good manual and the YM series has 200+ pages full of information about all aspects of the engine. You might not need it now but one day.......