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    Default "Just picked this boat up for

    "Just picked this boat up for a pretty decent price and am trying to get it ready to take out for a test run. My questions are pretty simple: How do I know if I have an electric or point start? (I was asked when I tried to order spark plug wires for the engine (Mercruiser 888)). Does anyone know where I can order the trim switch for raising and lowering the outdrive? I am new to the boating world, so your help and patience is appreciated.


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    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Former Brew City, WI,

    Default "Were you asked if the boat ha

    "Were you asked if the boat has an electronic or point type distributor?
    As far as the trim switch, clean ALL the contacts, don't just look at them and think, "That's alright"."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    SW Ohio, USA

    Default "Look under the dist. cap to s

    "Look under the dist. cap to see if there are points or if it was upgraded to electronic ignition.

    Read the last few parag.

    <center><table border=1><tr><td>[img]http://www.marineengine.com/discus/icons/attachment_icon.gif""" align=left alt=""application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document"">how the trim works
    How the trim.docx (12.6 k)</td></tr></table></center>"
    Fix minor things (replace wear items for preventative maintenance.) that cause major problems before they break.

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