Re: Hurth engagement question
We had a similar issue on a previous boat.. wouldn't go into gear, but when I removed the shift arm plate I was able to push the shuttle mechanism inside by hand and it engaged OK.
I took the plate, lever and actuating cam to a machine shop and had them build up the 'cam' a little so it would push the internal 'shuttle' farther. Worked fine for the remainder of our ownership (another 3-4 years, IIRC)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)