Good day all,
I recently purchased a 1995 bayliner 1950 with a mercruiser 3.0lx. The boat didn't run when I purchased it but all it needed was a new starter which I replaced. The wife and I took her out on the lake this weekend and she ran perfect. When I got home I went to start the boat but it wouldn't start (muffs were connected). I thought maybe the gas gauge was broken so I put some more gas in the tank but nothing. She turns over and shakes like it wants to start but its a no go. Some smoke does come out of the exhaust. I made sure the kill switch was in the run position. She's not sitting on the trailer perfectly level but I can't imagine that has anything to do with it. Any advice would be appreciated. I just can't imagine what could have gone wrong in the hour from leaving the lake and getting home and trying to start.