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#11603769 - 05/15/16 08:17 AM Battery cable
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Can a battery cable that has a break in the ground wire cause motor performance problems while running? I mean does it effect the firing of the plugs. Is it the only ground source for the boat. Sorry I have a 88 Yamaha pro v 150.

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#11603802 - 05/15/16 08:47 AM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
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Im sure it can. needs to be 100 percent
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#11603808 - 05/15/16 08:53 AM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
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YES

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#11603827 - 05/15/16 09:18 AM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
Cast Offline
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Yes. There is no frame to ground to. If either battery cable gets loose, your electrical system is kaput.

I am assuming a fiberglass boat.
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#11603871 - 05/15/16 09:44 AM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
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yup

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#11603891 - 05/15/16 10:02 AM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
Lou r Pitcher Offline
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Not sure of the Yamahas...... running E-TECs do not require a battery even be connected to run. A loose or disconnect of a battery cable only affects battery charging.
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#11603892 - 05/15/16 10:02 AM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
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Yes sir. It a skeeter sf175.

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#11603942 - 05/15/16 10:43 AM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
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Negative post on the battery is the only true ground
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#11603995 - 05/15/16 11:32 AM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
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Can this possibly make the motor cut out or have a loss of power.

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#11603997 - 05/15/16 11:40 AM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
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I don't know for sure, but probably.
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#11604069 - 05/15/16 01:02 PM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
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Can this possibly make the motor cut out or have a loss of power.

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#11604100 - 05/15/16 01:35 PM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
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No, the motor generates it's own ignition spark. How do you think the pull start motors run? A bad ground would probably damage the alternator/charting system.

Also, even if it's an aluminum boat, the hull should never be used as a ground.
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#11604880 - 05/15/16 09:49 PM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
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--- if the cable has a problem replace it --just askin for lots of other possible problems

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#11609058 - 05/17/16 06:49 PM Re: Battery cable [Re: StormVet]
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Replace cable and cable ends

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