I apologize in advance for the long posting but wanted to get all the detailed info here while it's still fresh in my mind
Hello everyone! New (to me) boat owner. Maxum 1900SR with Force 120.
I've read how the community are not huge fans of the Force but the price for the boat was just right!
I've had her for almost 3 weeks now. She usually starts great (2nd or 3rd crank with a little choke) and idles strong.... at least for the first hour or so. The first time I put it on the trailer, it died every time I revved the throttle. Took the kids tubing and after taking some time to swim, it started ok then died every time I put it in gear. I let it idle for 5 minutes or so then it kept running once I put it in gear.
I replaced the badly rotten seats this weekend & took her for a quick test ride last night. Everything still running ok. Today we went out for a picnic on the lake. Stopped and topped off the take (adding the appropriate 2 cycle oil.)
Took off WOT for a mile or so then hit a few wakes. The last one put the RPMs from around 5200 to 3000. I could tell something was wrong but not sure what. Throttled her to idle and the engine died. Begin close to shore, I swam out with a roap & tied off so we could at least have the sandwiches
Pulled the engine cover & saw some water near the carb. Figured some splash from the wake crossing got in the engine. Waited an hour or so then tried cranking. Fired right up with a fast idle (around 3000 RPMs) but I could hear her bogging down. Before I got to idle back up, she died. Turns out the fuel line popped off the engine. Plugged back in & tried again - no start. Pumped the fuel bulb and liquid dripped from the front of the engine. Pulled the cover again to see I flooded the engine. Waited another 30 minutes then tried starting again. It cranked but she was not happy. I lit it idle around 3000RPM again to get some juice back in the battery but she was smoking something fierce from the exhaust. Tried to put it in gear & it died. Tried to crank again but no dice. It sounded like it wanted to start but just would not turn over.
Got a tow back to the marina & will try again tomorrow hoping the magic fairies fix it in the middle of the night. The tow guy says sounds like water in the fuel but I'm not so sure.
So here is where I need help from the experienced guys out there. How bad does it sound? I know without hearing/seeing the motor it's hard to know anything. Should I have a mechanic take a look? Try some fuel treatment? Buy a newer rebuild engine? Just wondering how much trouble I'm in.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.