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What kind of RPMS are you getting out of the motor at top speed?
Does it ever get any higher than that?
Got it. The next step would be to do a spark output test. Do you have a timing light or adjustable gap spark tester?
The eye either works or it doesn't. If it wasn't working the engine would not start, so that is not it. (the eyes themselves are actually extremely reliable) The engine however can drop spark under a load if the powerpack is bad or if there is a bad coil. The best way to check it would be to hook up a timing light to each plug wire, run the boat at top speed, and then see if the timing light is flashing steadily indicating good spark. Or see if the light is cutting out, indicating the engine dropping spark. Is that something you can do?
Powerpacks fail 20 times more often than the eyes do. Those optical eyes are extremely reliable. Do the spark test under a load, and let me know what happens.
You are most welcome, keep me posted Ryan.
Hi Ryan. I didn't hear back from you. Any progress?
Hi Ryan, how are you making out?