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Old 03-23-2008
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One possibility is that in the rougher seas, crud is breaking loose inside the tank. Not sufficient to completely clog the filter, but enough to slow the outflow from filter to engine, thus causing the drop in rpm.

I've never had a filter just clog at one moment. It seems to come on slowly, signified by a gradual loss of rpm, until it finally stops sending fuel.
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