Had great sail last Sunday from Marina Del Rey to Redondo and back in 25 to 35 knots of wind
with just mizen and jib
. On beam reach was doing 7.5+knots and, close hauled on way back, 6.5 knots. Had gear
box in reverse to stop prop spinning.
36 with Volvo
on forward low revs. Put gear
into reverse (low revs) and nothing. Fortunately boat
was going slowly so stopped her with bow line on dock
Found that the prop shaft and back of gear box has pulled out about 2 inches. It could not go more as stopper on prop shaft.
Does anyone have any thoughts, suggestions etc.