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- Vessel Info: 1998 355 AC/MY "Deja Vu"
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1989 Sea Ray Seville
1986 Carver Mariner 32'
1990's Thompson 22' Cuddy Cabin
1990's 4Winns 245 Vista Cruiser
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- Vessel Info: The Midnight Sun
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Kohlers have issues with the carb every so often and once gummed up well good luck. Tried tearing it apart and running it in an ultrasonic cleaner for hours and still no dice, ordered a new carb and she ran like top. I suggest you do the same.
DO NOT use a portable in the bilge, very dangerous and this topic has come up many many times on various forums, never has anyone figured out a safe way of doing this otherwise we all would. A portable on the swim platform is fine and many do so. Regardless of whatever you choose, make sure you have at least 1 even better 2 CO detectors on board.
2007 Carver 41 CMY
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1990 Proline 17CC
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- Vessel Info: 1989 Carver 3807
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That's an interesting development. Could very well be the carb as they are known to be problematic if not used often or put to bed properly for long term storage. The starter problem can be as simple as the starter failing or it could be a sign that something else is going on. When you say it has developed a starter issue, what exactly is happening now? Does it turn over at all? If not, I'd caution to not go any further until you confirm that's it's indeed starter related and not hydro-locked cylinders full of water from a leaking exhaust manifold or from cranking her over continuously in an effort to get her running, she may have ingested water. A leaking manifold would also cause runability issues. If she is or was a salt water application, a manifold replacement might be long overdue and should be considered for replacement in any case.
The model number would really help here.
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