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  1. I have the 2017 vortex 203 jet boat and only used it a handful of times when we got it toward the end of summer last year and twice this season. When we took it out on saltwater a couple of days ago, we accidentally drove over a shallow sand bar and had to push the boat out further into deeper water, but not before the boat guzzled up some sand. I’m not sure if this is normal but we paid more attention to how the boat is running after the incident and noticed white smoke out the back of the boat. My husband also noticed that the engine feels like it is working harder when accelerating. Anyone else experience this and any idea how to troubleshoot it? I suspect maybe sand got stuck inside the boat. We’re new to boating still so our boating vocabulary is quite elementary stil =).
  2. Rumblefish

    Shuts down under load above 2800rpm

    I have a 5.0 mpi in my 216ssi 2002. Engine was running fine and I went trough some shallow water did not bottom but she shut off as if I had turned the ignition off. No alarms, just off. Switch in on position. Turned off then back on and started up. Jumped on plan hit 3000 dead. I can run it under 2600rpm but when she finally gets on plan at about 2800 she shuts off. It's seems like electrical because she is dead no fuel pump no alarms. She starts right back up. At dock she will run way past 3000rpms. I ran her to 4200 rpm for 2 mins at dock did not shut off. Replaced water separator "filled mostly with fuel" stated up, one or two back fires then ran fine. I did just have shifter cable, water impeller, gimbal bearing, and bellows replaced. Throttle is stiff now. Any ideas?
  3. Help! 2006 signature with 5.0 mercruiser bravo III with 500 hours. Overheats above 3000 rpm, I have new risers and manifolds, new impeller. I swapped thermostat housings left to right which included thermostat, temperature sensor and temp switch. Externally inspected transom hose and it looks ok. Please, any ideas??? Thanks Jonathan