Yep, trying to get things back to normal after the hurricane. Please be patient for a bit.
Code 97 is the most obvious issue to me. Code 97 literally means - When the engine is running, the EMM is able to monitor the starter solenoid terminal for intermittent battery voltage. This means your vessel has an issue somewhere between the battery and the engine on either/both negative and positive battery cable leads.
Code is strictly the result of an open or intermittent connection between the battery & engine.
Intermittent connetion between the battery terminals and the point where negative battery lead connects to engine, where positive lead connects to starter solenoid, or the smaller red wire attached to same terminal of starter (part of wiring harness).
Another area to inspect for intermittent connections is the ignition switch and its terminals. This is especially important when an older boat was repowered with a new motor but retained the original boat wiring, switches, and controls.
Oftentimes an ignition switch can malfunction if there is a heavy ring of keys hanging from it. The bouncing of the boat and the weight of the keys rapidly wears the internal switch parts resulting in intermittent problems.
09-17-2017 05:37 - edited 09-17-2017 05:39
Thanks for replies. Will relay messages to mechanic. Would this explain charging issues? While running very well it is not putting out any voltage.
Intermittent open circuits may stress other electrical components due to voltage spikes.
Your Evinrude dealer would have to troubleshoot the charging system to find out what is wrong. Anything else is only a guess.