Are you sure it d
Are you sure it did not flood and choke the engine with too much fuel? Mine did the same thing; cruising down the lake at 3500 RPM and it just lost power and would not start. I quickly looked into the carb bowl and saw about an inch of fuel on top of the throttle plate. Turned out to be a faulty needle valve and seat in the carb.
Another telltale sign of flooding is black and soot comtaminated plugs. Change the needle and seat and the float while you are in the carb. Replace the plugs if they are fouled.
Fix minor things (replace wear items for preventative maintenance.) that cause major problems before they break.