While attempting to execute a back-and-fill in a narrow fairway (it seemed narrow at the time at least!) last week, my transmission
wouldn't shift out of reverse! After fighting it a bit, it finally shifted, so I promptly docked the boat. I couldn't figure out what had happened, but it seemed to shift just fine repeatedly at the dock
. I motored over to the fuel dock
, and eveything seemed fine, but when I left the fuel
dock, there was a SEVERE vibration when I put the transmission
(forward or reverse) My immediate thought was that the prop shaft strut had cracked or broken. I limped back to the marina at idle (very little vibration at idle), and parked the boat. Any guesses what the problem was?
P.S. Supposedly, it's fixed, I'll find out in a few days when I return.