Hey - thanks for the replies! very helpful. why never leave it in forward? ...Just curious. so I get now that it's a purely mechanical, non-hydraulic gearbox
, unlike the Newage PRM's and Borg Warner's I'm used to.
it does have the cooler bolted to the side of it, but it is clear that no hoses were ever hooked up to it. This boat is going north, and will be in cold water
probably for most of the rest of its life... do I really need to hook up the cooler? it has thus far been in Florida
waters, with no problems reported by the previous owner. however, judging by the scant 900 hours on the engine (over 23 years) I don't think it's really seen a lot of use.