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    Quote Originally Posted by alawrence View Post
    Worst comes to worse, I will sell off some rifles this spring and get a new Evinrude E-Tec 25 horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatsneck View Post
    Pics would really help of course, but being on the bottom exterior waterline down, there's a good possibility that it is Anti fouling, or bottom paint.. a good chemical stripper will take it right off.
    If some bottom paints sit out in the air, and not submerged, they turn to a chalky consistency. and a few heavy coats add up fast and look pretty thick and heavy.
    If it's anti fouling paint, is there any chance it was used in salt water? Salt water is bad news on aluminum boats.
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    Could it be calcium or lime build up from sitting in the water for an extended period at some point in the past? If so household CLR works well.
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    Never, never sell guns to buy boats. It’s ok to sell boats to buy guns. I don’t know where that is written, I think in Book of Dan or Wall Street Journal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drm50 View Post
    Never, never sell guns to buy boats. It’s ok to sell boats to buy guns. I don’t know where that is written, I think in Book of Dan or Wall Street Journal.
    I already have the boat, I just need a reliable engine. As for selling the rifles, I have had many of these rifles sitting in gun cabinets for years, seldom shooting them. I need to start downsizing in anticipation of moving to SC and I have more rifles than I can feed.
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    I was going to say lake snot, algae from setting the lake to long. Then drying on the boat.
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    If you need to go new - go for one of the miscellaneous flavors of Tohatsu made factory branded 15hp motors like Mercury, Evinrude, or Tohatsu...

    Since you mentioned South Carolina.... Yamaha would be my #1 choice followed by a Tohatsu made Mercury. I would say Yamaha's 3:1 outnumber everything else in the new motor realm around here. The Merc second because it's the fastest of factory Tohatsu's for the given hp output and there are a lot of dealers. Used is probably pre-BRP Evinrude/Johnson 2-strokes followed by Yamaha 2 strokes. You hardly see a new Evinrude around here - and I know the local Evinrude dealer.

    The new E-tech's are HEAVY for a 14' boat....

    On your Merc... If it consistently will crank cold and run till it's good and hot - it could be an ignition component overheating and shorting out - coil, module, etc... Any way you can get it good and hot then test for spark - that would tell you... But it still sounds like trash in the fuel system somewhere....


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