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at the beginning of the season i replaced my ignition system, (coil, cap, plugs, etc.) to address problems with no/little power in forward and fine in reverse. i also replaced the carburetor and added a secondary fuel filter. i adusted the timing and was able to get up to about 4.5 - 5 knots max. whenever i would push the rpms to go faster the transmission would slip and rev very high. i would have to throttle down and then up in order for it to catch again. in mid july i let the boat sit for about 2 to 2.5 weeks and when i returned the max i was able to get was maybe 2.5 to 3 knots in forward. again reverse was/is fine. i took the boat out and reset the timing again but she still will give me very little power in forward and slips. a friend told me i may have stripped something in the transmission since i have had the boat for 3 years and have always sailed with the engine in neutral. i don't think there is anything on the prop. just before the season started i did a short haul had the bottom washed and new zincs installed.
Can anyone help with this issue.
BTW - i sent this question to Don Moyer earlier today.