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I have a 50 HP four stroke Mercury outboard motor. When I

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I have a 50 HP four stroke Mercury outboard motor. When I put the throttle full to get the boat to plane, the prop seems to kick out of gear and the motor revs up. I checked the leg oil and it was cream colored, water in the leg.
What is my problem?
Is there a clutch of some sort in the leg?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hi Robert, my name is Jason.

When did this problem start? When did it last run correctly?

When it "kicks out of gear" do you hear any grinding?