Sea trial went good! The Honda 225 purrs.................on the tow boat that towed us back in
I spent the last few days making sure everything was in good order. Installed a brand-new Volvo alternator, replaced the trim motor solenoid's and replaced the water intake hose. Luckily this boat came with a ton of brand new parts!
The boat ran great. It corners amazing. I thought it was going to be slow with a top speed of 25 mph but I got it to 37 mph GPS. It cruises nicely at 25 mph. it was like a lake on the bay so I still need to see how it handles the rough stuff.
Out on the water after a few minutes, I put it in neutral and it would not go back into gear. After getting towed back, I opened the outdrive cover and saw that a little cotter pin fell out of the linkage. Easy fix 5 minute fix.