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Re: Hurth Transmission not Engaging

Thanks again, everyone! We filled the transmission last weeked while we were there, but then the engine wouldn't start - there were problems with the starter. We got the starter off today and found someone who could do a same-day rebuild. That went well and was less expensive than I had expected. Unfortunately, once we got the starter back in place and hooked up, we couldn't get the throttle to shift into forward or reverse. It seems as though the Hurst transmission essentially exploded (internally) sending pieces into the engine which got sucked into the starter. So, now the engine is heading to a marina for repair; hopefully it will "just" be the transmission!

I've read that the original transmission (mine is an HBW 5) isn't made anymore. What's a good replacement?

- Jim
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