Ok first new thread from me in a few months. And here's a real newbie question for y'all. How do you know if the pump is cavitating? I think mine did it once or twice on me last season out of the hole, but im not sure. So here's what it did; i pressed the gas, and the boat went nowhere, waited a few seconds pressed again, still nothing. So i killed the engine, sat there for a few minutes, talked to another boater that recognized my boat from the last time it was on the river before i owned it, then started it back up, pressed the gas and it actually moved this time. Always a good thing when there are other boats around.
Also, i still have a little bit of popping at the very highest rpm range that my boat turns. I want to think that it's the pump cause im hoping that it's not the engine. Does cavitation do that (popping)? Cause it doesn't do it constantly like i would think it would if it were the engine, only when i give it the final little bit of gas to go full throttle. Full throttle for me is about 4500 rpm, if i remember correctly, been a long cold winter.
Oh and i know WHAT cavitation is, just not how to tell when the pump is actually cavitating. So please no long definitions of cavitation, that has been covered on more than one occasion on the site, and has pretty much been beat to death.