Well this year has been pretty rough so far as far as repairs go. Seems that every trip leads to another repair.
If you follow the link above to my youtube page it will show you the sound that my engine is now making while we are running. And that is running anywhere from half throttle to full throttle.
Also my RMPs wouldn't go over 2500 and it felt like we were getting nowhere. Then the engine would start to slowly lose RPMs all together and begin to die out.
Now to negate the possibility of it being a problem in the engine, I put the boat in neutral and revved the engine. The RPMs went straight up to 4000-4500 like they normally would at around full throttle. Everything sounded great. No metal chattering or clanking sounds like you can hear in the video. So this has me wondering if it is in the outdrive.
On a side note I had a mechanic friend look at it quickly while we were on the water. He said he felt a little resistance while spinning the prop.
I am going to take it in to have it serviced, but was wondering if anyone had ever heard this sound before.
Thanks again for any and all help!