Originally Posted by ak5609
It was the propeller
hub slipping. Bought a new prophet and it ran like a racehorse.
Other question: do those outboards need service
from time to time and what needs to be done?
King regards an thanks again to anybody.
2 strokes don't need much maintenance
. Fresh spark plugs every so often, grease the grease points and change the gear oil
. The owner's manual will tell you how often.
If you don't have the owner's manual, you can download it here:
Tohatsu Outboard Motor - Owners Manuals
Oh, and it wouldn't cost much to get your old propeller re-bushed and then you can keep it as a spare.