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I was wondering could a fouled prop cause overheating?
Took the boat out after an extended period at the dock to have a riser pipe installed. I felt the prop was fouled as we moved forward ( seemed sluggish ). Worked ok in low rpms. Plenty of water coming out of exhaust. warmed up and pushed past the no wake zone... in about a mile...over heating, blaksmoke and steam. I shut it down, check the antifreeze, ok checked oil, ok. let the engine cool a little, restarted water coming out exhaust, cooled down to normal. Kept it below 1500 limped back to the slip. Checked the raw water stariner, clear Ok, Checked Impeller, Ok no broken vanes.
Could it really be just a badly fouled prop?