06-04-2005, 11:56 PM
We had spent a wonderful day on the lake and it was getting close to dark when the smell of burning rubber became evident and the temperature started up rapidly; reaching about 225 - 250 before I got it shut down. When I opened the motor box I found the impeller belt was shredded but not to the point of being broken in two pieces. I took the bolts loose and put it back on so that I could limp home but it twisted almost immediately after I put it back on and we ended up having to idle about 5 - 6 miles back to the launch ramp. I know, shame on me for not having a spare belt with me. Anyway, any idea what might have happened? It could have just been a belt failure but I thought I had checked it and it looked good. Impeller seems to move like it should. I can turn it in the proper direction by hand without working at it real hard.