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    Went for the shakedown cruise on Monday-gctid400664

    First outing of the season, and everything went fine, forward, reverse, did full throttle, cruise, manuever, exercised the trimtabs, and tilt, check for cooling leaks, and other leaks, smoke etc. Then as we're coming into dock, I shift into reverse,...... hmm no reverse, hmmmm no neutral either! Spun wheel hard over, and cut the engine. Only going 3 kts or so, but trying to rope a pilling and tie off a cleat while sliding down the bridge ladder and screaming move move move, all at the same time was thrilling! No harm done, manage to tie her back in place. Cotter pin fell out of shift linkage under the cover. Must have forgotten to bend it over when I replaced the shift cable. Remember "Always check everything 3 times!!!" _^_
    1986 Bayliner Contessa 2850
    In over my head for sure!!
    M/V SKUA refit
    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...ak-gctid499442

    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...contessa-refit

    #2
    Glad that it was a simple fix for you.

    Checking things three times, ensures that the first attempt was done correctly!

    BTW, make sure that the little cable barrel fitting has a thin SS washer just inside of the cotter pin.

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    Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/704758=29789-Morse cable barrel fitting.jpg[/img]
    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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      #3
      Yep it was laying in there with everything else. Strangely the pin was the only thing missing.
      1986 Bayliner Contessa 2850
      In over my head for sure!!
      M/V SKUA refit
      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...ak-gctid499442

      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...contessa-refit

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