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I would not recommend an electric pump to boost your pressure. A definite fire hazard as well.
A boats biggest enemy!
If you have a built in fuel tank it will have an anti-siphon valve installed.
The valves are there to prevent fuel spillage in case of a hose rupture.
These valves can trip at full throttle on big outboards due to the large amount of fuel consumption.
You may need to get a valve capable of a higher flow.
This happened to me when I went from a 135 to a 175HP.
A new valve did the fix.
Have you checked the screen in the fuel pump? In behind the inlet many OMC pumps had a screen to filter out debris. It may be worth a look.
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Posted on Mar 16, 2011
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