Well I broke the cruiser. Towing the tube at 45 started hearing a loud ticking. Smelled hot oil so I shut it down. Engine oil was fine with no metal in it. Oil pressure stayed over 40 but I was loosing power as I limped t to shore. Got a ride back around the lake to get the trailer and it wouldn't spin enough to fire when I tried to load it.
The plan is to disconnect the H-bar and see if its the engine, pump, or both. Anything special to look for?