On a specific day we have run the boat with no problems. After anchoring for awhile and upon trying to get up on plane, the engine stalls, and all passangers are thrown forward but, the engine does not shut down. Feels like it just lost fuel flow. I pull back on the throttle, and ramp up again and most of the time, it takes the fuel and off we go. Sometimes I have to try two or three times before it will ramp up. Changed the fuel filter and added stabilizer over the past winter storage. It has done this as we pull away from the dock at the start of the day as well as after pulling a skier and anchoring for awhile. Have also run for a whole weekend (several ramps to plane) and it hasn't happened at all. The stall has never happened on plane, only when trying to get to plane. Thanks for your thoughts.
Would help to know what engine you have.
That said, from what you wrote, the sudden loss of power seems to come after the boat has sat for a while (either leaving the dock, or after having anchored, correct?) Sounds like a carburetor problem--when was yours last rebuilt? That is, assumming you have a carbed engine. More details please.
Thank you for your responses. The engine is a Mercruiser 4.3L, 190 HP, carbureted model. We had a tune up 3 years ago but, I don't believe the carburetor has ever been rebuilt.