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Old 28 March 2013, 16:13   #1
Country: USA
Town: Atlanta
Make: Nautica
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury 30hp
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on/off key switch is sticky

I have a 2000 Nautica 11DL with a merc 30hp 2 stroke motor. Just recently bought the rib and put it in the water first time today. When I turned the key to the start position it didnt spring right back to the on position, the starter continued to turn even thoight the motor had already started. Obviously this boat caugh some salt air corrosion in Floroda, is there anythin yyou thik I could use to lubrocate tje key assembly that migh cause the key to sprin back to the on position?

Have any of you added an aftermarket horn to your rib?


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Old 28 March 2013, 17:12   #2
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stiff key

Hi suggest you try some wd40, duck oil or some super lube with ptft use a spout nozzle .insert into key slot caurful not to get it stuck, and flush out salt corrosion a few times,

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Old 28 March 2013, 18:16   #3
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What Trevor said, with a freshwater flush first.

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