The motor has been running strong for about 9 years now. My buddies and i use the boat for our annual fishing trip. The boat sits in a garage of the rest of the year, except ofr an occasional trip. I always run the carbs dry before storing it, and winterize it the best I know how.
On the outing last year we used the boat for 2.5 days. We went to move locations, went about 50 yards and it cut out. It wouldn't restart. I changed plugs and tried the basics that I know. the trip is coming up again in the end of July, and I need to get her running again.
It is a 1973 65 hp Evinrude (model#65373R) I just cleaned and re-did the carbs and gas lines. the motor turns over strong, but wont fire the plugs(no spark). The rectifier has a bad wire, and have already ordered another. I just talked to a guy about the rectifier and he says that it won't affect the spark. I am not sure if the problem is in the stator, or in the power-pack as the guy suggested.
If anyone has any advise, please let me know...I'm getting desperate. Thanks