Yesterday I had to fit a new gear
shift lever to a little 3.3 outboard
. The previous one snapped off when the motor
fell to the ground. I fitted the new one, but could only get neutral and forward - no reverse. After several times pulling it out and re-fitting it, it occurred to me that these little outboards don't have reverse gear
- only neutral and forward. Then there was the time I was coming into a marina pen and gunned her in reverse to stop her short of the concrete pier, only to find I had her in forward and we demolished the pulpit, but I don't want to talk about that.