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brandenjg

Outboard wont go anywhere, week off work, help

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Hi everyone, I was meant to leave saturday for a week of cruising and fishing but my outboard wont go.

It starts first pull, idles perfectly but when put in forward or reverse gear and accelerated it revs up with no thrust to move the boat.

I've removed the prop to check for wear on the spline shaft and the hub washer and neither are damaged.

I've tried turning the prop by hand in gear and it spins both ways without major resistance but i can hear no grinding so cant imagine there being anything broken inside.

Could anyone have any idea what it could be as this is my only week of till june Next Year and i really want to get out on my boat.

Thanks in advance Branden :-D

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should it not lock when in gear?? check the remotes are actually putting it in gear, ie remove cable and try engaging gear by hand??

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Yup sounds like ya gear cable be broken, or the gear select rod down the leg has become uncoupled.

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Sorted :D. The problem was an easy fix thank god. The gear shift was detached from the arm, so when on the boat it was hidden from view hence why I thought it was changing gear when it was actually stuck In neutral. I've attached a photo of the part I mean incase it happens to anyone else. Thanks for the advice forumites Branden

P.s I've attached a photo of the prop section I clean with 400 wet dry sand paper.

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Wet'n'Dry? What a waste of time! You want a dab of brick acid. Watch it fizzle away with little or no effort.

 

Great you got it going.

 

Any other problems, drop it in to us! We're pretty close to you!

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I would definitely avoid sandpaper. Repeated use will eventually go through the paint coating. As Andy says the best way is a strong acid descaler.

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