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  • 05-04-2020, 01:49 PM
    LiquidDan
    Just my .02 cents......
    I have run automotive starters in all my play boats but something to consider is if you have Insurance and a Fire destroys the boat there's a good chance the adjuster could spot it if he is sharp and might void the Insurance. I do not know anyone personally that this has happened to but only the stories.
  • 05-03-2020, 03:37 PM
    Aquaholic123
    Hi Spectra-Sanger
    Nice. The last high torque starter I purchased was from Team C in Bellflower and I'll more than likely purchase from them again....The high torque mini starters are nice as they are small and light. Starter removal on the BBC are some what a pain to remove, the last time I removed the header which made it much easier to get to the starter....
  • 05-03-2020, 02:27 PM
    SPECTRA-SANGER
    Hey Aquaholic I am in the LBC as well! Also the standard starters clean up pretty nice, this is a stock power master from Jegs or Summit...
  • 05-03-2020, 11:37 AM
    Aquaholic123
    Hi ol Guy,
    Thank for that info. I will be purchasing an automotive PowerMaster high torque mini starter and yes it is much cheaper than a marine starter. I see your in Lake Elsinore, close to me here in Long Beach....I'll be heading up to the River this coming weekend and try to get my jet boat out on a run
  • 05-02-2020, 08:12 PM
    ol guy
    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic123 View Post
    Hey guys,
    Thanks for your input. The starter that I need to replace is an automotive PowerMaster Max high torque mini starter. Just wanted to make sure I'm not messing up by using an automotive starter...…

    Thanks again guys
    FYI I have been running Automotive starters,alternator and HEI ignition In most of my boats. I do have an enclosed engine compartment but am very anal about running my bilge blower EVERY TIME before fire-up. Main reason is if you have a situation that requires replacement I can pick up whatever I need at the local parts store. I sure am not going to call it a day, weekend or week on the water trying to hunt down a marine specified part. Also I spent alot of my years behind the counter of a parts counter in a family owned auto parts store. With that being said I know what will and wont work to get my ass back on the water at a fraction of the cost of "marine certified" parts. My 02. M
  • 05-01-2020, 09:50 AM
    Aquaholic123
    Hey guys,
    Thanks for your input. The starter that I need to replace is an automotive PowerMaster Max high torque mini starter. Just wanted to make sure I'm not messing up by using an automotive starter...…

    Thanks again guys
  • 05-01-2020, 09:07 AM
    sintax
    Gonna have to go with this guy on this one.

    Id LOVE to find the coastie or lake ranger whos going to go contorting himself into my bilge to see what starter i'm running. I am running a TCI starter, car platform.
  • 05-01-2020, 08:38 AM
    SPECTRA-SANGER
    I have had the stock BBC starter on my Sanger since I bought it in 95' and its the one that came with the boat. 11:1 motor i have always had good luck with this as buddies are changing the fancy ones every few years. Not sure about coast guard regulations but hell I have a flat bottom who looks at regulations
  • 05-01-2020, 07:46 AM
    Aquaholic123

    Marine starter or automotive starter

    Hello,
    I have a 20' speed boat with a BB Chevy ( 454 stroker) jet drive and the motor is in the open meaning it is NOT covered. The starter needs to be replaced, so, do I need to purchase a marine starter or will a regular automotive high torque mini starter do? I am aware that the marine starters are coated so that there are no sparks but since my motor is in the open do I really need a marine starter?

    Thanks for the help guys

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