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I was on my way home after a day of fishing and my 200hp yamaha decided to just stop and would not start again, I can hear the starter motor clicking every time I turn the key... And still nothing ...??? I noticed the last few times of used the boat the battery's seem to be getting lower and harder to start each time.... Then when charged same thing happens.??? Please help..!!!!!!

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Have the motor serviced and pay attention to the charging system of the motor. The voltage regulator is probably corroded out and is not charging the battery. have a load test done on the battery as well as salt water damages the internals of a battery. If the battery is a "low/no maintenance) battery still have it checked as all batteries need some sort of maintenance. Battery terminals corrode in salt water and build up resistance to current flow at the terminals so make sure that they are shiny clean and tight and covered with spray-on wax

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