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Old 04-07-2007, 04:13 PM
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Exclamation Bravo XR stuck in forward!!!

Discovered this while beaching the boat! Good thing I be a strong Mo-Fo....Had to muscle the boat back into the water with a stiff wind. Was able to get it back on the trailer ok too. The shifter moves and all the linkage on the topside is moving as well. The motor and drive were off the boat recently so I'm thinking something was missed or not tightened down rather than severely broken (crossing fingers). Going back out to the driveway to get a closer look if I can. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

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Old 04-07-2007, 04:20 PM
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your upper gears are locked together. This can be fixed pretty easiley if you open the top of the drive. It does have to be removed.
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cone clutch?
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Are you sure that you engaged the shift linkage when the drive was put back on. I had a similar problem once when I put the drive back on, can't remember for sure if it was forward or reverse, but I jammed the linkage back into the drive. The linkage can be pulled back out with a pair of long nose pliers after the drive is pulled and re-installed correctly. Also check the shift cable from the topside linkage to the drive. If the cable scuffs the coupler, it will fail down there.

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Old 04-07-2007, 05:24 PM
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your clutch pack on the cone is stuck, get ready for paying someone to rebuild it.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:09 PM
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Man I hope a rebuild is not the case. I hope it's something simple since the cable does pull out when going into forward. I was told that the outdrive had 0 hours on it when I bought the boat and I'm the type never to floor it when planing out. This is a big bummer since this was the first outing since early August because of the other issues. But just in case....I was told of an outdrive guy down here in St. Cloud that deals with a lot of the race boats. Does anyone have that info?
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As stated, the drive may have been installed with the linkage mis-aligned....otherwise, the gears are probably stuck in the cone clutch
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Man I hope a rebuild is not the case. I hope it's something simple since the cable does pull out when going into forward. I was told that the outdrive had 0 hours on it when I bought the boat and I'm the type never to floor it when planing out. This is a big bummer since this was the first outing since early August because of the other issues. But just in case....I was told of an outdrive guy down here in St. Cloud that deals with a lot of the race boats. Does anyone have that info?
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I've never had a clutch sieze into the gear, but it seems that you would have a significantly different feel on the shifter if it was stuck. The cam that does the shifting would be stuck in one position and wouldn't let the cable move freely. If reverse was working fine when you left the ramp, then the install is probably fine and it may be just the cable. The cone clutch siezing would mean a new set of upper gears at a minimum. Changing the cable can be a real pain too, but at least it's cheaper. Good luck,

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Quick thought...is the drive turning clock wise or counter? I think it makes a difference if its the clutch cone.. could be wrong though.
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