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Boat Engine Troubleshooting

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Are you having boat engine trouble? Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:

Engine will not start, starting motor not cranking or cranking very slow:

Check the following:

1. Is the battery voltage 12 volts or higher?

2. Are battery lugs tight and clean?

3. Is the control lever neutral?

Engine cranks fine but will not start:

Check the following:

1. Is the lanyard stop clip in place?

2. Is fuel connected to the engine?

3. Is there fuel in the tank?

Engine suddenly stops running:

Check the fuel tank vent to make sure it aspirates properly.

Still having boat engine trouble?

If you need service or routine maintenance on your boat or pontoon, our service department is dedicated to providing you with a great boating experience! Atwood Lake Boats-Marina West has a fully bonded/insured parts and service department with expertise in many fields. Learn more about our services here.

About Atwood Lake Boats

Atwood Lake Boats is a family owned and operated boat dealership located on Atwood Lake, south of Canton, Ohio. The business was established in 1963 and currently operates two full service marinas on Atwood Lake. The marinas offer: boat sales, boat rentals, docking for over 700 boats, service, parts & accessories, storage, gift shops featuring popular Atwood Lake apparel and two on-the-water dining locations.

Atwood Lake Boats is known as Ohio’s Largest Pontoon Boat Dealer and the place to purchase a pontoon boat for many reasons, with the foremost being Ohio’s largest inventory selection. We make boating fun and easy for the whole family!

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