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Just wondering if there is any difference in the automotive and marine version of the solenoid. I can tell you one thing, or at least I'll wager a friendly bet, that the box the parts came in said "made in Mexico".
I don't know what kind of a boating industry they have in Mexico, but the solenoids on my boat are original equipment, I believe. I've had very bad experience with ignition parts from Mexico and just about any other third world country.
Great photos by the way, who is your buddy? I've seen him in your photos before. You lucky dog, the Christmas Parade activities are always great fun.