I was taking my boat out for the winter today, and had it in wide open throttle when bang, no more forward motion, engine still running great (but then overheating), and burnt rubber smoke in the bilge. Smoked my coupler no doubt, but what would be the normal cause for this? Did my outdrive seize?
I had been taking on water all summer (about 5 gallons a week), figured I could get through summer and check it out when I pull it out in the fall.......big mistake, now the engine's gotta come out.
What should I inspect first?
Mercruiser 350 Mag, Alpha 1