Good day! we are a new member
, new boat
owners and excited to be a part of Cruiser Forums
. My gf and I recently purchased a 1982 Cape Dory
33. We have a 24hp Universal diesel engine
(M-30) that was rebuilt in 2016 (246hrs). Between the survey
, a day trip and then a 45nm motor
sail from Stuart to Sebastian inlet, we have had great engine
performance (totaling approx. 80nm). However, after motor
sailing to Sebastian Inlet, our transmission
As we were approaching our anchorage I attempted to shift from forward to neutral when the throttle seized and the engine secured. We safely anchored and started to troubleshoot.
We found that the transmission
lever (on outside of transmission) is limited in motion. Further, the shaft is locked. We have isolated to a point where we are confident our issue resides inside the transmission.
Anyone have any insight on experiencing a similar issue? Are we overlooking something simple?
For now, we plan to drain the oil
to check for debris/shavings, check the clutch
, look at price
differences for rebuild
or replace (if necessary).
Thanks for any help! Hope everyone is healthy & well.
-Austin & Mara