This is my first boat:'95 Rinker 232, 5.7L Bravo III, 216 Hours, 8 of which are from me over the past 4 weeks.Everytime I start the boat since this last weekend, there is a single moderately loud click when I turn the key and then nothing. If I turn the key from off to start 5 to 10 times, it will engage and start.From reading various forums, I know I need to check all wiring and connections. I think the battery is strong as I flooded it once and it would crank the motor over continuously for as long as I cared to. The clicking started before the flooding.Should I replace the slave solenoid as it is cheap and easy to get to? My inclination is to remove the starter and disassmeble (if possible) the solenoid. What I expect to find is dirty contacts that are supposed to make when the bendix engages the flywheel. This is just a gut feel, not based on any tests. I don't want to replace a starter, if all that is wrong is some dirty contacts in the solenoid.I've been readiing a lot of starter posts here and in other forums. I've decided that this seems to be the place to start with a mechanical question. I hope I have outlined my situation well enough to allow for you all to make suggestions.What do you think of my plans to pull starter and clean solenoid? Should I replace the slave? I have a lot of room around the starter side of my motor and I don't anticpate the problems that many seem to have due to lack of space.