I had to remove the starter motor from my V6 150 Merc Brown band to fix a slipping clutch pack on the bendix gear. This was no problem, however I stupidly did not connect the Earth lead from the battery to the starter motor. When I attempted to start it i heard a small 'crack sound'. Will I have burnt out a low tension wire somewhere on the outboard or loom?
Once I reconnected the main earth strap to the starter the boat turned over well and ran fine, however the voltage gauge is running under 12 volts and I don't think it's charging now.
Went out for a quick Ski morning yesterday and after about 1 hour of running the tacho started to fail !!