Guys, As mentioned above I had some issues yesterday that left me stranded on the lake. FIrst off it is a 1998 Chaparral 205LE with the 5.0 Mercruiser in it. After having my Fiance and my doggie on the tube! yes the dog tubed, i turned off the engine to get them back into the boat. Upon restart and turning of the key I got nothing..... No clicking from the solenoid, no starting, nothing. It led me to believe something was wrong with the ignition switch or the starter. For the life of me i could not get it started and had to be towed in. I pulled the boat out and headed straight to advanced auto to troubleshoot. After hooking up earmuffs to their waterhose, the gentleman attached the starter check to my batteries. I will add that I put in a dual battery set up with a perko switch. I have been out a few times and have had no issues thus far. Anyways, part of the process is to try to start the engine, and you know what the #%^$&%$ thing started right up like nothing happened. I could not have been more pissed off in my life. I left Advanced with a new ignition switch just in case. But has anyone had these issues before? What could it be? Could the Solenoid have gotten to hot and maybe caused a malfunction? I still need to check any corrosion problems but I do not believe it to be a bad ground of a bad connection as i just went through everything when installing the new battery. Thanks for your help gentleman.