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Down for the count Dead in the water
So while moving on to new fishing ground my boat suddenly lost compression and started bogging in and out almost leaving us dead in the water. Luckily captain Jimmy jumped into action and got us crawling back to the docks safely. Despite boat issues it was still a great day on the bay with my good buddy Jimmy.
fishing report photo of Skunked photo taken on 7/3/2017 10:03:00 AM contributed by The Cranksta

Catch Date: 07/03/2017 10:03 AM

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williamIf this the 1st time taking boat put the summer you may have water in your fuel line in catborators try draining carbs and pumping fuel ball to get out excess water.
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williamIf you think that's the issue hot me back I'll walk you tri it. I have a mercury out board motor
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williamIf this is the 1st time taking the boat out this year you may have water in your fuel line or in your calibrator. Drain the fuel line and can to get excess water out happen to me yesterday. If that's the problem hit me back I'll walk you tru it.its easy
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The Cranksta @william thanks for the advice. It sounded like a fuel problem you might be right. Hope it doesn't cost me too much I should of reached to you guys first doh
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The CrankstaI think Jimmy switched the lines to the back up tank. But maybe we should run it a little more. I didn't want risk it though being out there stranded.
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CanuckIt does sound like a fuel problem, maybe the filter? Or it could be old gas if the tank was full over the winter. Good luck with it and please let us know what the problem is so I have a better clue if it happens to me. I also have a Merc. I feel your pain both with motor issues (All of mine have been electrical connections save one when my cooling water system clogged up) and watching my guest (even if it is a great guy like Jimmy) fill the boat while I captain it. Have you named her yet?
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The Cranksta @canuck I'll let you know what they find out for sure. The motor is an old 88 Johnson 2 stroke and is most likely approaching end of days. I think I will name her "Major Pain" lol?? cuz that's what she's been putting me thru sense I got her.
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