I have a 1980 model, 25 Evinrude. Today while fishing with another BOC member, my motor all but quit running. We fished all morning going from spot to spot with no problem. At the last hole, and furthest downstream we got, we decided to pack it up and head back to the ramp. I started the motor, gave it gas, and had just began to plane when it bogged down and quit. I immediately restarted the motor, gave it gas, and it promptly died again. It would idle all day long, though. That's how we got back to the ramp. 4.5 miles per hour for about 5.5 miles, upstream of course and into a headwind. But I digress. My thinking is it's the carb, but I have had no prior trouble and as stated above, no problems at all today until when we were ready to leave. Pumping the bulb helped very little. Almost unnoticeable. And I have fresh gas in the METAL tank. Anyhow, before I go tearing into the carb, I would like some more experienced opinions.