ok, i finally got my boat running pretty good. after a complete fuel system overhaul. the boat is a 1983 sportsman cuddy, with a Volvo Penta 145a engine, and a 280 outdrive.
problem is, it runs too hot for my liking when water is running through the bunny ears on the outdrive. but when i take the outdrive out of the equation, it runs nice and cool. i believe there is an impeller in the lower unit, but i dont know where it is.
duh. maybe the lower unit impeller only turns/sucks water if the prop is engaged?
any advice would be appreciated, thanks,