So I went out tonight for a firework event. I joined other boats in a new spot on the river. With the water being lower this year and not seeying much, I realised a little late that I was getting in a thick algae spot. I maneouvered around and felt the engine was boggy then but thought I would fix it after the show... so stopped the engine in a clear spot (no algae). After the show, I went in the water and pulled several handfull of weeds from the turbine tip and the intake. To my biggest surprise, the engine was still hard to start on boggy. I knew I couldn't remove any other stuff (went in water twice). I tried slamming the throttle half way for a second and was super boggy... like nothing coming out of the back and a sound like the engine is under pressure. So I went back to idle in forward and could move forward... so obviously, the turbine must be spinning. So I had some forward momentum and some steering at idle, but after a minute, I a high temp exhaust warning. I could see that there was white smoke coming from the back (likely water vapour, not exhaust fumes). So I stopped the engine for 10-15 minutes... back in the water, nothing else to remove... Tried starting the engine, won't start with check Engine light. Got another boat to tow me to the marina. Before leaving, I tried starting it again and it did, but still with the check engine and boggy feeling.
Obviously, that's enough for tonight! Will be back tomorrow at day time. Question is... any body with experience like this? Why would it move forward on idle but would bog from more gas? Is there anything I can do while the boat is in the water? Do I need to take it out on the trailer as is then remove the bottom grill or something? Could this be just algae or would there be something else stuck in there?
I have lots of questions but I'm scrambling for a plan tomorrow...
HELP! Algae removed and engine still bogging
Started by mods2come, Aug 09 2012 12:09 AM
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:09 AM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:30 PM
I got the boat out and at the dealer. Will keep you guys posted.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:21 PM
To me that sounds like your exhaust slipped off (rubber part that connects your exhaust output to your canister and is connected by hose clamps). That would cause the alarm, bogging, white smoke and the ability to start later. Check all of your connections in your engine compartment, and bring a screwdriver to retighten your hose clamps.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:18 AM
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