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Location: Nanaimo, B.C., Canada
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Gear Shift Sticking
My boat has a single lever control for both the engine speed and to shift the transmission into and out of gear. On my last trip (in early August) it was stiff when it came to shifting gears, but once in gear, it moved easily to change RPM. I was away on vacation (not sailing) for 1 month, and now upon checking, it is very difficult to change gears. I took the top piece off of the binacle to gain access and tried to lube the mechanism using WD 40 and even tried gear oil.
It now moves, but is very stiff. I know the problem is the shift lever, as for a while it bypassed the gear change and would only operate in "neutral".
Has anyone dealt with this problem before, and what solution worked for you? I am very close to calling in a mechanic, but I would rather fix it myself as I have not been happy with mechanics I have used previously.
Point Roberts, Wash. Marina
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