During last week's sailing trip around Waiheke Island, we experienced an odd non-functioning. With sails
hoisted and turning off the engine
, we then always move the engine
/ prop into reverse, so the twin folded prop closes. On this one occasion, it wouldn't go into reverse with the engine off. There was this kind of mechanical stop. We'd turn the engine on and it would go into reverse no problem. Turn it off again and NO go into reverse. This happened some four times. Then the rest of the trip it didn't happen again. The engine is 29hp Yanmar
and only 102 hours. I'll check with the local dealer here in Auckland
, but I would be very grateful for some unbiased suggestions please.
Greetings from the sunny Hauraki Gulf.