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Motor not pushing boat after two thousand rpm's

I have a 1983 inboard- outboard 3.8 litre o.m.c. 6 cylender boat engine. the boat startsoff and runs well. After you push throttle above 2000 rpm's the motor revs, but the motor ceases to push or move the boat forward.

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    when i push the throttlein full my hull barely gets out of the water and i have 140 evinrude

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The prop is cavitating. The outdrive is not trimed under enough or the prop is damaged (providing it is the correct prop.)

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The Gear Changer is probably worn out

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