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I lost the gears...

I lost the gears overnight. The engine starts and shifts into forward or aft fine but the gears don't engage. I can also start it in gear.

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That's it. The only thing I did was change the battery yesterday.

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote but I do not see any kind of model information. What are you working on?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Brian, I have a 2001 Bayliner Capri. Everything was working fine. Yesterday I replaced the battery. It is in a tight space under the rear seat.
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago

HI Brian. What engine is in your Bayliner?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I can't talk on the phone right now, only e-mail.
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago

What engine is in your Bayliner?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
its a 50 HP evinrude outboard
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago

Okay if you push the shifter handle all the way forward, is the shifter cable on the engine moving? If you push the shifter handle forward can you move the propeller in either direction by hand?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am not at the boat right now. Is it best if I call you once I am at the marina? Also the boat is currently in the water.
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago

Y​ou are going to have to pull the boat out. Do you just want to respond back once you are near the boat with it on a trailer?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I will not be able to get it to where I can get it trailered for a week, is that ok?
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago

That's fine, there are no time limits here. Just respond back when you are ready.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What # do I call?
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago

You don't call, you just reply right back here just like you have been.

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