I'm trying to bring my dads old boat out from its lonely spot behind the garage and out on the water to help me get on some better cats. we got it tagged and legal and took it out on the lake to see what all needed done. we primed and started it before we left started and ran good +. got to the lake put the plugs in, pushed the button to raise the prop nothing -:angry: pushed the down button it worked ok. so we then figured the props proped up we can just putt around and see what else is wrong. went to put it in the water and water starts running in -. turns out the shift cable bellows torn letting water in-. we then decided hey its got a bilge pump its not leaking that bad lets still try it out. should have stoped their and went home :roll_eyes:. so were now out on a leaking boat that wont trim:embarassed: we cruise around a bit, motor running ok i decided to stop and fish a bit so we droped ancor and casted out about a half hour goes by we decide to move boat wont start-. so we brake out the paddle and roe to shore were we ran a ground about 10' from shore:angry: by the time we got the boat closer to the bank i decided what the heck and tryed to start it, fired right up. i guess it turns out it was vapor locked. what a day:roll_eyes:. so now i got to figure out why the props not raising and how to change a shift cable bellow....any ideas?? i think the vapor lock thing was because of a bad thermostat and the blower hose needing re routing so that should be an easy fix.