F36 Tri fly 1977 have to hold key in start position to keep port motor running

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F36 Tri fly 1977 have to hold key in start position to keep port motor running

Post by Ihave2trojan » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:01 pm

I have to do this from main cabin and fly bridge.
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Re: F36 Tri fly 1977 have to hold key in start position to keep port motor running

Post by prowlersfish » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:33 pm

95% chance its the ballast resistor .
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Re: F36 Tri fly 1977 have to hold key in start position to keep port motor running

Post by Ihave2trojan » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:37 pm

Thx where would i find the location of this on my boat is there one for flybridge and one for main cabin. Thx again
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Re: F36 Tri fly 1977 have to hold key in start position to keep port motor running

Post by WayWeGo » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:31 pm

The ballast resistor is on the engine, typically near the ignition control box.
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Re: F36 Tri fly 1977 have to hold key in start position to keep port motor running

Post by Ihave2trojan » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:43 am

Thx sure enough 100% right thanks...... fixed no problems fires up every time better then ever
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Re: F36 Tri fly 1977 have to hold key in start position to keep port motor running

Post by Footeloose » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:49 am

Wow, just saw this post re: starting. I have an old Silverton I'm selling with 318's that has that same issue. Hadn't found the problem, so hoping this is it. Incidentally, reason for selling, I've purchased a 1972 F36 for my new boat. Have loved this model since it came out, took this long to get one, I'm excited. Thanks for the tip. Dave Foote

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