So i finally got around to unwrapping the boat from winter and what do you know. .she wont start.. I should have figured on that..so here is whats going on..
Bilge was left on all winter and battery was dead. I took it to autozone and had the battery charged. battery took a charge and shows good to go..
Get back home and when i hit the ignition i get one click..
So i go looking further and my positive battery cable has some exessive wear on it from being to close the pipes... So i go back to the auto parts store and get a new and longer battery cable so i can route it away from the pipes. I also brish the terminals and reseat both pos and neg to insure a good solid connection. Still only one click..
I jumped the starter wire to a hot wire on the bus to try and see if she would start that way and still just one click.. The one click is pretty strong. it sounds like its trying to engage and just wont move like its rusted shut or stuck...
I did try to give the starter some love taps with a hammer... Any other basic thoughts before i yank this starter from the boat and have it tested.. yanking the starter is a real PITA but i got to do what i got to do.