My switch problem started has while we anchored and tried to restart. The engine just turned with no start like it was out of fuel. While I was resetting the anchor (we were drifting) on the bow my son was fooling with the ignition and safety switch. The boat started and then it quickly died. Come to find out (after some detective work) when the lanyard was slightly turned or jostled the plunger was not depressed enough to disengage the emergency shutoff. I fashioned a shim from some cardboard and stuck it in between the plunger and breakaway emergency part. Boat started right up and we were fine until I got to the dealer for a new switch setup several weeks later.
The dealer stated it was a common problem
I'm thinking the rough water might have been enough to create the problem with yours. Hope it's as simple for you.
(Message edited by ccraftskierfan on June 26, 2006)