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Subject: Re: Outdrive problems

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Date Posted: 11:35:05 04/09/2010 Sat
In reply to: Ian Baker - Risky Biz 's message, "Outdrive problems" on 22:40:46 28/07/2010 Wed

>The forward and reverse gears in the outdrive are not
>working. There does not seem to be a problem with the
>cable from the dashboard control and all connections
>on the outdrive look good externally.When in neutral
>the engine also revs OK. Can someone please give me an
>idea of what might be wrong - is the problem within
>the outdrive? The drive might have been strained last
>week as there was an accumulation of weed around the
>propeller as we left the marina. Many thanks.
this sounds similar to a problem on my own Enfield out drive the gear select lever was extremely stiff and difficult to engage gear and at times there was a knocking noise as if the gear had not fully engaged.The gear lever on the side of the leg should if working normally be easy to move manually and if this is not the case you should have it looked at.I eventually bit the bullet and engaged Bob Knowls from Leicester (well known expert on such matters).Expensive but worth the peace of mind, he reconditioned mine and replaced worn parts and updated others that have been improved.Due to other problems with boat I have yet to try it out!

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Re: Outdrive problemsMike Thompson13:11:35 06/09/2010 Mon

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