Help me I'm an idiot LoL
So I bought a 1999 SCR23 (Has Merc 7.4 liter) yesterday. Never boated, decided to ride it 2 hours to my house. Got stuck on sand island for 1 hour, boat beeped and turned off. Called sea tow freeport, they were gonna charge me 950 bucks for tow. After waiting 30 minutes, I decided to reverse out, after a lot of tries I finally got out. Boat started to run right again. I got pulled over for doing 8 at a 5 mph zone, thank god cops were nice and congratulated me on purchase. The boat has been maintained unbelievably amazing. I checked oil after my 4 hour ride, oil looks like honey, good. Any recommendations other than slap myself, who knew I had to stay within the buoys lol Should I check out motor or bottom?