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    Broken Shift interrupter switch what if i run without one?-gctid384894

    Forgive me for being a first time boat owner, but my shift interrupter switch is broken beyond repair, pieces where smashed and cracked to bits. I know that the switch allows for easier shifting in and out of gears, but is it possible to run the boat without a switch? if i do what kind-of damage am i looking at, imediate severge damage to gears in sterndrive or will it just be harder to shift into and out of gears? Could anyone give me a more technical desription of how the switch works?

    Im trying to run the boat this weekend so just seing if it would be okay to run the boat with out a working shift interupter switch.

    1989 17ft Bayliner Capri 2.3L OMC Ford runs in salt water in VA Beach

    Thanks yall.

    #2
    Replace and adjust this, and do not operate the engine/drive until you do!
    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
      Since you asked how it works:

      http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....49#post1930449

      From "another forum", courtesy of Don S.

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        #4
        2850Bounty wrote:
        Replace and adjust this, and do not operate the engine/drive until you do!
        +1

        Unless you really want to be replacing a set of gears. The switch is less than $50.00 in Canada retail.

        Ken
        300SD all options sold.

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          #5
          ............... and/or unless you don't have an issue with running into the dock or another boat when you find that you cannot reach neutral! :thumb

          No good will come from operating this until the ESA is repaired.
          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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            #6
            Agreed 100%. However if you get caught out and can think quickly enough the ignition key is your best hope..... then you have no power and a moving boat.....It don't need to say HOW I know.

            2850Bounty wrote:
            ............... and/or unless you don't have an issue with running into the dock or another boat when you find that you cannot reach neutral! :thumb

            No good will come from operating this until the ESA is repaired.
            2003 Trophy Pro 2359; Rebuilt 5.7L Vortec longblock (crate) using rest of the previous owners freeze destroyed 5.0L. Now fully FWC Alpha 1 Gen 2 drive.

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              #7
              Getting back into neutral is hard enough when it all works. . . .

              Let us all know what you did in the end. It is nice to see a happy ending.
              Terry (Retired Diving Instructor and Part Time IT Consultant)
              1998 Bayliner 2452. 5.7l V8 - Edelbrock 1409 4bbl - Alpha1Gen2 - Solent UK.
              MMSI 235061726

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