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    Principal Partner Kenneth K's Avatar
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    Replace those old starter switches....

    Good article from Sailfeed about an electrical fire caused by a start switch stuck "on."

    https://www.sailfeed.com/2017/01/ele...bout-starters/
    Last edited by Christian Williams; 04-12-2019 at 12:20 PM. Reason: housekeeping
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    Not a bad reminder. I've had ours stick before and I could see where it could get out of hand pretty quickly. Thankfully, on our boat it sounds like a jet taking off so it is pretty easy to notice when it happens. So far it has only happened a couple of times when it is cold out and can be resolved by tapping the switch.
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