Was out from Seaham today, about 2 miles out of the harbour and at around 25 knots,
the engine power just fell away. Revs dropped from 4000 to 2000.
I thought I had snagged a pot buoy to start with, that same sensation.
Dropped the revs to 0 and put it into neutral straught away.
Engine ticked over fine, looked over the stern but nothing picked up by the prop.
So set off again, got another 300 metres and the same thing happened.
Engine wasn't missing, but revs just dropped away, although it did idle ok.
Turned around and started heading back at low revs.
Then stopped, switched off, waited a few mins and then re-pumped the fuel bulb up, and started up again.
Engine ran fine for next 3 hours at all rev range.
Anyone any ideas on this? Fuel pressure? Checked fuel lines and bulb - all ok and no leaks.