is an 1986 Tashiba-31 with a Yanmar
, a KH3P gearbox
and an Edson(?) pedestal
. Recently I had to have the gearbox
rebuilt, which was done by a very reputable shop. When the mechanic
was re-installing the rebuilt unit, he found that he was not able to get full movement of the lever into reverse. I removed the compass
from the pedestal
top and we found that when the lever is in reverse, the linkage would be 1/2-in above the top of the pedestal - it was hitting on the bottom of the compass! To fix, I added spacers between the compass
and pedestal top.
Now I'm wondering if this was the correct solution. Can't figure how the boat
when 30 years this way! Is there suppose to be another adjustment at the pedestal to prevent this?