I have a 1973 18 ft pen yann boat with a 350 inboard engine. When I first start the boat it runs perfectly and if I just ride all day it does great. However, after I ride for about an hour I like to sit and fish and often the wakes from other boats rocks the boat back and forth. When I go to start it I have to give it some throttle and it does start but wont idle. I try to drop it in gear to go and it shuts off. I have to rev the engine and quickly shove it in gear to get it to take off. After it takes off it seems as if its only running on 6 cylinders and then it will start running normal after you get the boat on plane. It has a carb and takes fuel perfectly until it sits in the waves. Also, when I start it after its been in the waves it wont rev over 3,000rpm's. It starts cutting out. I use 93 octane gas from regular ststion but add the marine stuff to couteract the ethanol. The gas tank is only 5 years old. Could it be that it needs a water seperator?
Thanks for the assistance. Jon
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to FISHING and BOATS FORUM.