Bought the boat last year and had it out all summer. No problems, stored the boat for winter in a heated garage. I took it out last Saturday, and when accelerating and getting on plane, there is a slight ticking noise. Engine turning at 5,000rpm the tick is ultimately much slower then that, about every 2 seconds you hear it. It Dosent do it when idling in or out of gear, only during heavy acceleration and when traveling down the water.