QMy boat unfortunately took on a lot of water and the engine submerged. Do I need to replace the solenoid, the starter motor, or both? JIMMER, via the CB website
ATONY REPLIES: As many boats have the solenoid built onto the starter this can’t be answered until you identify the engine or
the starter. You also give no indication of how long it was submerged, to what depth and how much oil/ fuel there was in the water.
I think that for a start if you take the motor and solenoid off and put them is a warm place for several days or in a very low oven (say gas regulo a quarter or 110C) overnight to dry them out you could be lucky. If that doesn’t work take the whole lot to your local alternator and starter specialists to be sorted out.