These days, modern engines, electronics, lighting, appliances and even toilets have all learned to talk. Have you ever wondered what they’re talking about? Friends, they’re sure as hell not talking about baseball. They’re talking about us. Toilets are now capable of determining our dietary needs and placing an order at the supermarket — forget chips and beer! If your boat’s engine is not ratting on you for serving it cheap oil, it’s delivering a dossier by Wi-Fi about your bad throttle habits.
It’s not too late. There’s still hope. One special tool in my collection is still relevant in the digital age. While my search for the starter solenoid was hopeless, a single four-gauge red wire led me to the problem. I have no idea what it was, but after I gave it a solid whack, she started right up. Don’t give up your hammer!