Reverse out on my boat

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by eric2006, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. eric2006

    eric2006 New Member

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    What do i need to look for?? It just went out without warning, now it just revs up when in reverse. The motor is a mercury 65hp
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    It could be a stretched cable. Take it loose from the motor and see if it will go into reverse by moving the shifter at the motor.
     

  3. Johnny B

    Johnny B New Member

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    My friend just had the same problem on his pontoon and it ended up being a stretched cable. Luckily he had enough threads to tighten it up! Good Luck!:wink:
     
  4. TennesseeJugger

    TennesseeJugger New Member

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    My step Father has a Merc 75 and his did the same thing and they went and replaced some type of small bearing the size of a split shot.