We had an awesome weekend at the lake. Saturday I noticed the motor was running sluggish at WOT, so I thought it was possibly a fuel pump (this thing has 4). I pop the case off and there is a birds nest, half of which had gotten sucked into the intake. The only thing I can think is that the bird built the nest while we were on vacation, and the boat sat for a few weeks.
Then, Sunday we were out just hanging out when I went to adjust where we were anchored up. I put the trolling motor down and started to go when all of a sudden the steering cable snapped. Had to pull the motor off last night and drop it off at the repair place this morning.
Got to love boats. But, at least now I can clean under the trolling motor. It got pretty nasty under there.