Idle ChitChat

Posted: September 1, 2012

By: Grid Michal

I have a 2002 Rayson Craft with a fuel-injected 502. The boat runs great, until we stop to get something to eat, get gas, etc. I start it back up, run it for approximately a half-mile while it idles — not under throttle — up the river and then the boat stalls. I let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes, and it starts back up and runs great the rest of the day. I had three mechanics look at it, but, of course, when you take them for a sea trial it never happens. Please point me in the right direction.
I think it’s vapor lock. Leave the hatch open while you’re docked, and then run the blower as you’re idling out. The cooler air should take care of it.
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