boat not getting up to speed

dear John, I just bought a 1986 regal ambassador 255 and ive been doing work to it .I have a problem with it getting up to speed.My fishing partner is a auto mechanic and has been helping me he says the motor is strong but we cant get it up to a cruising speed . It seems like the boat wants to go but doesnt . wondering if you had any suggestions for me . Right now it will get me where im going just slow. Thank you very much John.


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Is the propeller pitched correctly?

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by: Anonymous

u r not getting enough fuel .clean or replace fuel pump ,filter and rebuild your carb.if it has any slug in these parts from old gas from setting around it will not pick up speed in the water

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