Hi, i have just purchased a boat and the second time i took it out, while going from ahead to astern i lost
drive and it now sounds like there is a bag of bolts grinding about, further messing about reveals that occassionally i can get forward drive and it seems quiet, but as soon as i go astern i lose drive and also the noise
comes back and i also lose forward drive again, the engine
sounds fine and has only got 100 hours although it is 5 years old. It is a beta 20 with a shaft not sail drive, Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be and maybe how to rectify it.