Bought a 1987 Bass Tracker with an '87 45 HP Mercury on it. Floats were stuck, so I had to have both carbs rebuilt. Took it out for the first time this evening. Went right up on plane, and I was running 5,000 RPM at WOT (about 30 MPH). All of a sudden, the motor bogged down, and died. Started right back up, but now won't throttle past 3,000 RPM in gear and won't plane out. In neutral, it is fine...throttles right up. I pulled all the plugs and looked at them when I got home. The only one that was dry was the bottom one. Other 3 were wet w/ fuel and had a little black sludge pooled in them. Hard to really tell because the plugs are brand new. One other thing...my 6 gallon tank only had about 1/2 gallon of gas left in it. I was only out for about 1 hour, and 30 minutes of that was idling back to the ramp. Seems like it's pulling a lot of gas. Also, the bulb was soft when I got it home. Photos of my plugs can be seen at the following addresses: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24479981@N03/3523583153/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/24479981@N03/3524390450/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/24479981@N03/3524390280/in/photostream/ Can you guys tell me anything from these photos? What is going on with this motor? Thanks somuch for the help. Not sure what I would do without the advice you guys give on these forums. AC.