"I have a 35 Evinrude (1980). I just replaced the solenoid because the old one would not do anything but click and would not allow current through it to the starter. In testing the old one with a (like an idiot) pair of jumper cables, the rectifier started smoking and oozing briefly. Does it now need replacing? Motor will now turn over(w/new solenoid) when I turn the ignit. over (for testing, not to try to start) but did not see smoke, but am afraid to get it on the water just to be let down due to a now damaged rectifier. Also, this boat has "sat up" for 3 yrs so what needs to be done to get it in running condition (replace plugs, carb kit, other)? My daddy took very good care of it before he died. I'm ready to go fishing! THANKS!"