Hi all! I’m back, or still here, depending on how you look at it. Just have been computer-less for a while (and the typing skills have suffered for it). Took my Jesse Boyce to NY this past summer. Boy, you Long Island Sound-ers sure don’t like us gunk-hole-rs very much, on both the North and South shores! Anyway, I’ve got a problem. I have a 1994 Mariner 8hp with a 25 inch shaft pushing a 28 foot wooden sailboat with a sailboat prop. The motor is mounted on the transom with a pull-up mount. Up until this year I have averaged 5 - 5.5 knots at cruising throttle (the point where the RPM no longer increases) and have consumed approximately 7/8 gallons per hour. Lately the motor has started to run only slightly perceptibly and inconsistently rough and has started to consume close to 1-3/8 gallons per hour at 3.5 - 4.5 (at worst) knots at cruising throttle. I replaced the needle valve and cleaned the carburetor, changed plugs, performed all the sync and link adjustments, replaced the lower unit lube and completely cleaned the fuel lines and installed an external fuel filter but there has been no change. The motor still starts and runs dependably but I just can’t figure out this problem. Any ideas?