So... our sturdy little Johnson sailmaster 6hp outboard
has an issue. The throttle won't turn. It starts fine and runs at a low idle, but you can't give it any juice. It just putts along.
There is a thumb screw where the rubber grip meets the metal arm and I loosened that to no effect.
There are two shiny small heads that look like they should be screws, but are not. They are smooth, no slot.
Any ideas on what the problem might be and how to remedy it or is this a "Girl, go find a mechanic" kinda thing?
It will turn a small amount and it feels as if something like a gasket
is gummed up in there....