HOW TO troubleshoot your engine electrics

Yachting Monthly|Summer 2020

HOW TO troubleshoot your engine electrics
If your engine won’t start, knowing how to find the source of the problem will help you get underway
James Stevens

Even when you’ve done all your normal pre-departure checks, sometimes the engine still just won’t start. If you have ever faced this problem, there are going to be two main probable culprits. The first is an electrical fault and the second is a fuel problem.

Being able to diagnose the problem in a quick and logical way is key to getting your engine up and running.

The first sign of a problem will come once the batteries are switched on and nothing happens. At this point, reaching for the multimeter should be the first step in identifying the cause and how to fix it.

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