I have a problem with the gearbox
Morse control on my (I assume) Whitlock steering
The problem is that the gearbox
is quite stiff to bring into forward and the on-steering Morse control is also stiff. The control handle is broken towards the top and does not give enough leverage.
I have checked the cables
and the gearbox control with cables
disconnected and they seem to be sufficiently functional.
My friendly local mechanic
"solved" the problem by putting a piece of pipe on top of the handle, but this does not give enough feel and the pipe moves into the wheel
spokes as the throttle is opened.
I would like to disassemble the whole unit but I can find no way of removing the control handle.
The local Lewmar
agent sent me a diagram that shows a nut that holds the handle onto a spline but mine must be an old unit and there is no nut, just solid plastic.
I cannot see how the handle would be removed.
Can anyone suggest how to remove it?