2800 7.4L/Bravo3 - shifter sticking/motor free revving under load
While out on the lake earlier this week, I ran into a weird situation with our 2800. After we'd been out for a while, stopped for a while, turned the boat back on, and went for another leg, when I went to WOT to hop on plane, it started revving up and then free revved to the rev limiter as if it were disconnected from the prop. I tried a few more times and got the same result, but idling around or going at 7 kts around the lake was just fine. I noticed the shifter was a bit stickier than usual as well. I turned the boat off, moved the shifter back and forth from WOT forward to WOT backward several times, pressed the neutral button on the sihfter a few times while doing some more back/forth movements, and then when I turned the boat back on, everything worked fine.
I'm concerned something is going bad that is going to actually strand me at some point. Is this some predictable issue, or likely a one-off magic alignment issue?
2004 Meridian 408 - Highwind - 2x6BTA 5.9 330 Cummins - Anacortes, WA
1999 Maxum 2800 SCR - Serenity - 7.4L/B3 - Bellevue, WA