Launched at Jack Smith on Friday and was cruising down river when the boat started cavitating and seemed to have lost power. Motor was still turning RPMs but could not do much more than idle. Wasnt sure what it was but thought it might have been something stuck in the impeller. Took the boat to the beach and took off the inspection plate but couldnt find anything while out on the water. Idled about 45 mintues back to the ramp and when on the trailer was able to find and pull out the stick.
My logic tells me that because the shaft was still turning and the impeller was not that I could have caused damaged by running the boat back to the ramp.
Has anyone had a similar experience and what do you guys think could have been done to the pump by doing this? Took the boat back out and seemed to be running ok but with a full load of people and gear seemed to lack the hole punch that it usually has (or Im just being paranoid).
No play in the shaft, anything else that I should check?