Well, took the boat out for the first time this weekend. Everything that I did myself *(aka rewiring the lights, trolling motor, and bilge pump)* worked GREAT!!! Heck, trolled all over the place on on the battery on one charge. No coach, I wasn't pulling ants on water ski's. Twas just the only way to get around on the boat. Took boat off trailer Friday night. It would idle slowly, but, when trying to shift into gear, would die. Ok, so, I learned let it idle at high idle for a few mins, then drop to slow idle, take it out of neutral, and quickly shift into forward or reverse. Took it out on the lake, man, it was soo cool to by flying along in a boat that you know is YOURS. Didn't get jugs ready, or bait, Friday night, waited until Sat. Morning. Took boat out saturday morning, put out jugs, no problem. Took kids out tubing, here comes the problem. Switched to new gas tank. The mechanic had told me to use a 50:1 ratio. That would be 16 oz to 6 gallons of gas. Always for Joe's boat, we use 1 quart to 6 gallons. Bought a quart sized bottle, it didn't say how many ounces it was. I guessed it was 16, WRONG. Anyway, we went and checked our jugs again, no bait missing, no fish. On the way back to camp, the boat just slowed itself way down. I had it full throttle, and we were going slower than most of the other boats go through a no wake zone. Turned out, I fouled my plugs. Cleaned the plugs, (one of the plugs looked like it had been dropped before it was put in as there was NO gap) got three gallons of fresh gas, added 3 gallons of the oil rich gas to the fresh gas. It would start at fast idle, and die when you tried to slow it down. Dafin came down and took a look at the boat. He found that the carb bowls were leaking. Now, they supposedly rebuilt the carbs when I had it at the mechanics. Dale, I owe ya one buddy!!! Long story short, my boat didn't run right. We fought with it almost all weekend. I am taking the boat back to the repair shop tomorrow and asking either for my money back, or for the boat to be repaired correctly. Either that, or I'm gonna have to "get a rope" like the Pace salsa commercials.