My Mercury outboard seems to have some sort of ignition problems:
Took it out a few days ago and it first started and ran fine. After about 10min. of fishing, we tried to start it again, and barely succeeded. When driving, it runs at about 1/4 of power and leaks fuel badly (you can smell it). After trying to reach the shore like that we moved the throttle lever just a tiny bit from max and back to max again and it started to run fine again and the smell of fuel disappeared as well. After we killed the engine, we couldn't start it again.
Now I was looking at the distributor cap today and it's definitely moving in both directions quite a bit in relation to the distributor. We tightened the clamp as much as we could, it started moving less but still is moving.
Now I am not sure if this is normal and would be glad if someone could chime in on this.