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Old 17 August 2013, 04:46   #11
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You clould blow the ECU in the outboard if it turned off by mistake while using the engine (ETEC)
Yes unfortunately there is a possibility, there have been a couple of reports of EMMs frying due to dodgy battery. Fortunately ETECs are the only modern outboard not to need a battery to run - you can pull start even the 90deg V6s!
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Old 17 August 2013, 04:58   #12
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only an ETEC owner would find a possitive spin on a design flaw which means if the battery lead comes off while the motor is on you have the best part of a grands repair work to repair your motor and will be in limp home mode till its fixed...

...but hey - at least if the battery if dead when the engine is off you'll be able to start it!

Even if you change to the marine switch, most people but them inside the seat / console to keep them drier. Not something you should need to or want to touch when underway. However, I do wonder how often you'll forget to turn it off instead of the VHF!
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Old 17 August 2013, 05:11   #13
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The Bluesea switch is more corrosion resistant and is certified petrol vapour safe so you won't blow up the boat - plus changing to house/engine dual battery setup with AVR.
Don't know about dual battery set-ups but Blue Sea products are the dog's danglies!

I fitted mine on the console, as otherwise I'd be guaranteed to forget to switch it off. Contrary to popular Ribnet opinion its been 100% watertight (IP66 rated) in its current location.

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I don't consider IP66 as waterproof! I expect IPx7 as a minimum and would prefer IPx8 if the option existed.

I'm sure longevity of the blue sea one will be afected by its exact possition and if its being washed off with fresh water regularly.
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Yes unfortunately there is a possibility, there have been a couple of reports of EMMs frying due to dodgy battery. Fortunately ETECs are the only modern outboard not to need a battery to run - you can pull start even the 90deg V6s!
Sigh! :Rolleyes: As I keep trying to tell you, but you keep jumping in young fella, if the EMM is nuked you can't pull start it, not even the mighty Etec:nono: If the EMM dies, it's dead, deceased, no more, gone to meet its maker, shuffled off the mortal coil, extinct, kaput!!! & how do I know this? Don't ask:sad:
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