04-10-2015, 01:49 PM #1
First Start-Up after a Winter Nap
So my Ultra-300x has ~50 hours on it now, and after a "short winter's nap" I went to fire it up for the 1st time in 2015 and "click".
Everything lit-up on the MFD and I set the time clock accordingly, I checked the bildge pump and that energized upon request. I could also hear the small electric motor running (or relay running) - when the key was inserted all the way - like it always does, and heard a click in the hull upon request to start.
I re-checked the terminals and Battery Voltage (~ 12.65 v DC) and made sure everything was ok, and went at it again and it rolled over firing up immediately.
Prior to its winter nap - I fogged the SC, removed the 4 plugs, sprayed some fogging oil into each cylinder, re-installed plugs w/ anti-sieze, made certain the exhaust was REAL dry, and removed the battery, where the ski sat in my garage for ~ 4.5 months all covered-up.
Over the winter months, I would charge the battery every 2 or 3 weeks and measure the DC Voltage before and after accordingly with "good results". Hence I saw absolutely no reason to "SC" the OEM (Yuasa) Battery.
Curious if I may have a sticky relay or something that I should check before it makes its 1st "splash test run" for the 2015 season.
As always - Many Thanks !!!
04-10-2015, 01:58 PM #2
Winter in Florida?
I ditched the OEM Yuasa after the first season with my ski. Went to a Deka AGM that met the factory specs. Make sure you have a buddy come out the first ride or two in case you do need a tow.
04-10-2015, 11:05 PM #3
Yea, ya gotta watch those Yuasa batteries. The one that came with my Ultra 150 only lasted NINE YEARS!!!
04-11-2015, 04:41 AM #4
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04-11-2015, 01:26 PM #5
I also have nothing but GOOD luck with the OEM Yuasa batteries.
In other skis, I had a local auto parts brand, an Odyesey, and always had the best luck with the Yuasa's
04-11-2015, 02:18 PM #6
It sounds like a Batt problem is the thing and Im not knocking the stock one. Pull it out and go have a load check done on it. Maybe a weak cell or something goofy. Seems to always happen first thing in Spring.
04-11-2015, 03:57 PM #7
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04-11-2015, 06:36 PM #8
My guess would be a little corrosion on the contacts on the starter relay that wore through after you hit it a few times.
Next time, don't 'request' that it start, 'DEMAND' that it start!
04-11-2015, 09:31 PM #9
Check your battery under load (running) should show on a automotive 12V multimeter 12.7 volts or better , best between 13-14V running ...now your ready for the season
04-12-2015, 01:25 AM #10
Do you wake up well everytime after a sleep......it was nothing more than relay /contact issue due to sitting around..
Now stop sookin and spank that monkey.
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