Originally Posted by CruisingDave
The RPMs are normal when in neutral, it’s only under load that I suffer the performance issue. (Just did a test run and did notice excess smoking.) I haven’t take it from the marina in the month since it was put back in the water, so I didn’t expect a fouled prop. Does this sound more likely then the fuel issue, given the “under load” behavior?
Thanks for all the input.
What color was the smoke? Did it persist the whole time you tried to give it more throttle or just in the beginning?
Do not know your location so impossible for me to know if your prop might foul out in a month. I'm thinking probably not unless you are in very warm, fertile water.
Have you ever changed your fuel filter
on the motor
(secondary)? If not, would change both the primary and secondary, then see if that fixes it.
Another quick fix/check. Is the tank vent clear? Mud wasps, etc. can clog it from outside/thru hull
causing similar symptoms to fuel starvation.
Also mentioned is the possibility your mixing elbow
is getting clogged/rusting out. (would do the others first).
Let us know how things work