Before I get started here's my set up: 89 Maxum 23' open bow I/O 7.4ltr Bravo 1.
I recently installed a Perko batt switch and was checking all the wires to see which ones to connect to the common and which to leave on a batter, such as bilge float. I noticed two 2 gauge cables one from each batt running to each side of a solenoid. the two smaller gauge connectors on the solenoid had one grounded to a batt and the other going to the hour meter which was jumped with to another wire running to the top of the ign coil. It looks like the wire running to the coil is what runs the hour meter. This set up seem pointless to me unless the current running thru the solenoid and the hour meter had an affect on the ign coil? To test I completely removed the solenoid and she still fires up. I've spent the last two days looking thru the internet trying to learn about the starter slave solenoid and what I've found ist that there should be a lead from the batt and then connections to the starter solenoid and the wiring harness. It even shows this in the manual.
Did I do a bad thing by disconnecting it? After all, it wasn't connected to anything except the hour meter then jumpered to the ign coil. Please advise....