1st time going out this season and I have very low speed in forward. Reverse is fine. In fact I go faster in reverse than forward. Over the winter, I would run the engine
30 minutes a week. 10 in neutral. 10 in forward. 10 in reverse. A month ago I started noticing I could only get 2200 RPM's in forward but I never go any higher than that but I still thought it strange. Certainly could achieve higher in rev and neutral.
My boat is a Pearson
323 with a rather new universal M-25XPB with 240 hours and the ZF 15 MIV transmission
. My bilge
is generally clear but today noticed it had a brownish orange discoloration with a slight foam on top. Not much actually more like a slight skim.
Kinda new to this so not real sure where to start. Hoping it's something simple but probably not knowing my luck.
Any suggestions, tips or hints would be greatly appreciated!