Originally Posted by larman
I am trying to resurrect a 1983 Yanmar
1gm that has been sitting for 5 years. I got her running but I cannot seem to get the sail drive to go into forward or reverse. The knob in the middle of the throttle seems frozen. Should that be pulled in or out to engage the sea drive? Also what is the best way to run the engine on the hard
to insure enough water
is getting to the engine?
I haven't seen you exact setup but the ones I'm familiar with have to be pulled out to engage the gearbox
lever. However if yours is frozen, it maybe frozen in the engaged position ie out. Another possibility is that the morse cable is frozen.
Both are easy enough to check, drop the cables
off at the throttle/shifter end and or at the engine end. This will point you in the right direction!
As for running on the hard, the best bet is to use the bucket method. Stick a bucket near the water pump inlet and use a tube from the bucket to the water pump inlet. Then use the garden hose to keep the bucket filled. Doesn't really matter in the bucket overflows but it does matter if you let the bucket run dry!