Posted by Mike W on January 26, 2004 at 20:22:55:
In Reply to: MOTOR PROBLEM posted by J-BIRD on January 25, 2004 at 20:08:23:
I had a problem a little bit like what you describe one time. What had happened is the screw that held the throtle gizmo to the case had shaken loose. I could only get up to about 1600 rpm or so - not enough to get on plane. The difference with mine was I couldn't shift into neutral. I found the loose screw, put some teflon tape on it, screwed it back in, and everything was fine.
On some Mercury motors there is are two electrical coils - one for speeds up to 2000 or so rpm and a "high speed stator" that takes over for higher rpms. It is possible that your "high speed stator" is shot.
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