Boat Repair Questions? Ask a Marine Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Yes you can easily replace the rope. Pull the rope all the way out and hold. Slide both handles of a pair of pliers under the starter gear. This will keep the gear engaged to the flywheel while you change the rope. You should now be able to change the rope. One the new rope is installed pull it out to take the tension off the pliers and remove the pliers and allow the rope to rewind slowly. Thanks.