Hi all, I had an odd occurrence this morning with our saildrive
. Coming in a channel I put us in neutral to coast around a corner and toward where we were going to tie up for coming storms. When I went to engage the transmission
nothing happened either direction. Right now I'm pondering the cone situations this era of drive has a reputation for.
What I can say is the cable functions as expected, oil
is clean and at appropriate level and matches the engine
per VP. To my knowledge we didn't hit anything, no weird noises or fast shifts or shifts above idle. It doesn't engage when shifted by hand at the drive either. We always sailed in neutral. You don't even hear it trying to engage. I'm not able to check the prop at this point to see if it free wheels. I'm not keen sending someone into the water
where we are (fresh water).
Can anyone advise any other tests to do? Can the cones be replaced in the water
if that is the issue? I do have a service
manual for this drive (110s) so I'd prefer to do this myself if possible.