the pointy end is the bow
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
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did you try rotating the shaft a bit one way or the other when trying to slip it in reverse? My guess is that the sliding cone clutch has worn the portion of the shaft between neutral and forward and that the shaft splines probably have a bit of a "step" to the transition to reverse.
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La Conner, WA
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Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.