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Motor question?

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I have a 90 hp 1986 Evinrude on my Lund Renegade boat....I know it's time for a new boat. My question pertains to my motor (which I had to change to a gas/oil mixture due to problems with VRO a few years ago) and its inability to accelerate quickly. When starting to drive my boat, it seems to take quite a bit of time to get up to speed which it does eventually do. I wonder if anyone has had similar challenges and possibly has a remedy.

Thanks in advance for any insight.

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Maybe loose some wieght.

or

Go to Wilsons and buy a Suzuki

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Have you tuned it up, checked compression? Is prop slipping?

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Nice Jkrash. I was a bit miffed until I saw the author of the comment. Coming up Thursday, how are they (walleyes) hitting?

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Still the same pitch prop ? Maybe drop a couple inches in pitch and that should give you a better hole shot , and also check the fuel filter .

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He could also drain the water out of his boat grin.gif

Eyes are still hitting good, the hard part is finding the 15-16s for the pan.

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If you wound up changing to premix cuz you were having problems with the VRO you may still need to change the VRO/fuel pump. You may just not be getting enough gas to the carbs..

I would run some sea foam through the thing too.

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Thanks to all for your comments.........with the exception of the witty JKrash...Seriously, it turned out (and I am no expert, thus I may foul this up) that one of my spark plug cables was worn and my motor wasn't hitting on all cylinders. Again, I may not have explained that correctly but that was the problem. Will at Timbukto did a nice job at fixing.

Thanks for all of your insight.

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