Ok, I have an 05' 25hp 2-smoker merc and I am trying to understand the charging system. Were does the charging come from? The yellow wire from under the start then to the solinoid (sp). Or, from the under the flywheel to the starting solinoid (sp) then back thru to the battery. The positive side of the starter bolt is stripped up in the starter. How this happened I have NOOOOOOOOO clue, but it is stripped and I am trying to understand if it will still charge with it getting a bad connection. I can't see the charging system going thru the starter, then back to the solinoid, then back to the battery, but stranger things go on in my life...... Thanks for the help guys.