Hello Bob and Bubba's outboard Advice! I hope all is well. Pretty new to the BOC and juts found this area. I have about as much ability with tools in my hands as a catfish does. It never seems to work. On top of that I am flat broke and can't afford to take it to one of my local shops who want my first born in excange. Here is the problem and Im hoping maybe you guys can give me some advice. I have a 1971 25horse Johnson. It has been running great for me for the last two years. Sometimes it didnt seem to plane all the way out, but that didnt bother me because I put a deck on my boat and I think I may have made it too heavy. Anyway, all of a sudden I'll be moving right along and it will just quit like its running out of gas. The motor is still running, but it will stutter like crazy and then a second or two later it hits and keeps on running like nothing is wrong. I'll go about 100 yars or so and it will do it again. I thought maybe something was in my gas line or something so I emptied all of the gas, installed an in-line filter, but it is still doing it. I opne the cover to look at the motor and it is completely clean, there is no leak of anything, and everything seems fine. Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks and tight lines and screamin clickers to ya!!!