Sorry - hopped a flight....
Anyhow, from the cabin
access compartment (behind the ladder) I can reach my arm around the right side (and equipped with a headlamp) see and touch the lever that the shift cable connects to. With someone working the cable topside, I saw and felt it move up and down. Because of the angle of my arm, I didn't have the leverage to manually move it from below.
I'd assume the shaft and coupling is around back there and below and that's an area visually inaccessible from anywhere I've seen... There is a door at the q-berth as mentioned ( at the aft of it) that I've never opened personally (only had the boat since December) but I may venture in there to try and gain access.
There's a rear compartment where I store crap and my spinnaker
behind the helm
(right in front of the transom) where there is the water exhaust
valve for the engine
cooler (or whatever the proper name is) and a manual bilge pump
, but there is a bulkhead in the forward part of that compartment that reaches the floor. No access to engine
from behind. SUCKS!!
Anyhow, I wish the prop fell off or something simple like barnacles
, but I can see it on there and I have the bottom scraped monthly.
There's got to be a way to get to the shaft and I hope that the q-berth panel is the answer. From the starboard compartment (big) the fuel tank
is in the way of access. Bad design. It had an atomic 4 originally, and I assume that this aftermarket 2GM20
install is the reason for all the blind spots...