a week ago
Bought boat with 2016 etec 250
On her. First time out yesterday, ran good for the 10 minutes out the channel. Then ran her about 3 miles out to the island at 4000 rpm’s or so. Few hundred yards prior to island I back down the throttle and she died.
Then cranked it back up, and it just idles. Won’t rev up or go. When pushing the throttle all the way forward the prop will slightly spin only...
Any advice on what to look for??
a week ago
a week ago - last edited a week ago
Did you open the throttle even a little bit when you started it? If so, the motor will not accelerate. The throttle has to be completely closed when starting.
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