This is my first post and my first boat. I'm 19 and work with engines and vehicles for a couple years. I bought an 87 Wellcraft 192 Classic with a OMC cobra 4.3L for $100! Last time it was registered was in 2008 so there is a possibility it hasn't ran since. I've worked on newer 4.3L engines on s10's but never a carb or just a boat. The "body" (dont know much boat terminology) is in decent condition but the engine and outdrive are pretty rusty and nasty. Under the valve cover, the rockers, lifters, rods, head/etc look pretty clean. I hooked up a battery and to my surprise the radio started playing, there are switches by the gauges and they light up when switched but the only the blower seems to run when i switch it on. I have very little money and if the engine is beyond cheap repair, I will scrap the engine so before i spend more than $20 on anything, i want to start the engine. All the fuel hoses to the engine have been cut and i dont know where they go. I also dont have the keys. I tried to start it by hooked up the battery and the coil positive to the positive on the battery but nothing happened. Is the starter dead? I will buy a muff soon, but I want to AT LEAST have the engine turn over. How do I start this old rusty 4.3.