2002 5.0 Volvo Penta engine bogging down

by Jessica Dana
(Logan, Ut)

Today we went to the lake and the boat was running great. We stopped at the beach and dropped off some smaller kids and picked up 5 teens to go tubing. It pulled great for the first two runs but the third set of kids, the throttle was pushed all the way down and it would only going 9-11 mph. It was seriously lacking power. Then it did it again for a little while, while other smaller kids tubed, then it got better after and only bogged down a little while towing a little later but we weren't even near our weight limit and they weren't huge people tubing, we should of had plenty of power??? It's really bothering me, what could cause this?? I also feel like the steering felt a little tight today.

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