I have a 1975 glaspar cutlass. I work for a Boy Scout camp and the boat was donated (hahaha). I took the boat out yesterday and I had these two issues:
1. The boat started/idled well but the engine was balky and wanted to stall when applying throttle. (I know from reading the other forums to change the plugs, filters, fuel pumps, use fresh gas, and mostly adjust the timing). Now, more importantly, #2:
2. After running the boat for about 10-15 minutes at cruise speed, the boat shut off and the motor wouldn't even crank when you turned the key. After taking the engine hatch off, I had to push the "reset" button on the engine for the engine to crank. What exactly is the purpose of this switch? Is this an electrical problem or is it in some way related to problem #2?
Thanks again for all of your help. These forums are great!