Outboard motor runs but won't plane
by Ranger Bill
2003 Trophy 2302 with 200 HP EFI Mercury saltwater outboard -- running along today at 32 mph on Puget Sound when boat suddenly lost power (kept running, no engine alarm noises) -- now the boat continues to run but won't plane -- anyone have any ideas on what could have gone wrong? Shut engine down and did some drift fishing for over an hour hoping it would run better for the trip back to the dock if it had time to cool, but no joy -- still has significant loss of power and had to limp back. Just had water pump impeller changed a month ago. Appreciate the responses...