We have a 1998 Sea Ray 215ec with 350 carb thunderbolt ignition. We are finally letting it go to a friend since we've gotten our 2011 260 Sundancer. When we bought the 215, the previous owner installed an electronic fuel pump. I never found a good way to get the boat to fire right up. Sometimes it would, sometimes it would need to crank for 10 seconds, sometimes I'd need to crank and stop and crank again and it starts. It always starts, just not right away like I would like. I would like to try and figure this out before our friend takes it. Before we bought the boat, the previous owner was always able to fire it right up. I asked his trick, a few times. He said he always just turns the key on for 10 seconds before starting it. I've done 0, 5, 10, 15 seconds and nothing recreates a immediate fire up. Does anybody have any ideas what it could be? I've read electric fuel pump set up can be funny on a carb motor. Should I have to pump the throttle or no? Does the choke still need to be hooked up? Could it be some other underlying issue? Any help and/or ideas would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.