new boat has an 89' merc 470, with a FWC system. while running today, engine overheated since i wasent paying attention to my guages
boat overheated pretty **** bad, smoking to holy **** and spewing anti0freeze to the bilge. if you were in jones this morning, i was the idiot with the smoke pouring from my engine, and doing the tow-of-shame back home.
ive ran the boat 4x prior to this, and quite hard in thursdays weather with no issue. only difference is today, since i left on dead low tide, i only have about 3.3ft in my canal, and i got a bit too close to the edge and was kicking up some nasty black muck. (had no choice, was a bulk-head barge parked in canal)
im assuming i have some sort of restriction of water flow somewhere now? but where do i start looking, and could me kicking up muck have caused it?? i would think so since i had no issues prior to this running the engine in water, or out with ears.