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Offline yellowyogidog

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Boat is sluggish after 30-40 minutes
« on: July 23, 2020, 05:41:53 PM »
On the third or fourth skier boat hesitates and is sluggish.  I had the problem before and I just put a new carb on from national carb, cleaned anti-siphon and made sure bent was clean.  Runs perfectly normal for 30-40 minutes then appears to be fuel starved.  1982 skier, looking for anymore suggestions.  Fuel pump? Fuel lines?

Offline backfoot100

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Re: Boat is sluggish after 30-40 minutes
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 06:21:14 AM »

You need to verify if it fuel or ignition related. Try plumbing a small gas can to the fuel pump when it happens and run off that. It'll confirm where to start looking.
When people run down to the lake to see what is making that noise, you've succeeded.