About Marine Starter Motors
A starter motor is an electrical device used to start an internal combustion engine. Typically a very low-geared device, this motor is able to crank over the much larger engine by virtue of its extreme gear reduction. The starter motor is a part of a starting system consisting of the starter, a starter solenoid and the battery. As the ignition switch is turned, it sends an electrical charge to the starter solenoid. This, in turn, sends the charge to the motor that cranks the engine until it starts. Once the engine fires to life, the starter motor clicks off and disengages the starter ring.
Essentially, the starter motor provides ‘the crank’ to start your boat’s motor. It relies on your battery to provide the power to do this. So, if your battery is flat, your starter cannot start your motor. However, if you require a starter motor repair you will often hear a ‘tick sound’ as it attempts to perform its function, letting you know the starter motor is damaged.
Repair or Replace
Specifically, your starter motor is crucial to your boat’s performance. A faulty starter motor will mean your boat will not start leaving you stranded and that is not good if you’re out at sea. The starter uses the electricity from the battery to start the crankshaft turning and that gets your motor going.
Sydney Marine Electrical offer a range of replacement Starters for your boat from some of the world’s best manufacturers. Backed with the best in diagnostics and years of experience, we can offer you the right advice and products you can trust – whether it’s a reconditioned starter motor, a starter motor repair or a brand new starter motor.