Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Boat Questions
Having problem aligning the shifter on the lower foot with
Having problem aligning the shifter on the lower foot with the shifter on the engine .. everything butts up but about 1/4 inch and I think it the shift mechanism. It's a 2013 , 50 hp merc. … read more
Noel Schembri
Noel Schembri
Marine mechanic
Diploma
2,627 satisfied customers
Kerry! Mercruiser ALPHA 1 had a nice shifting alpha 1 but
Kerry! Mercruiser ALPHA 1 had a nice shifting alpha 1 but noise was coming from between engine and lower unit. Removed out drive to replace gimble bearing,seal,drive shaft bellows, EX bellows,raw wate… read more
K. Kergan
K. Kergan
Inboard/Outboard Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,031 satisfied customers
Hi guys, I have a low hr 2001 Merc 200EFI that I had a shift/throttle
Hi guys, I have a low hr 2001 Merc 200EFI that I had a shift/throttle issue with over weekend. When pushed control fwd it didn't want to engage and kind of grinding. Worked it fine in REV and back to … read more
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,730 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a 1983 sea ray with a merc cruiser,I believe a
Hi, I have a 1983 sea ray with a merc cruiser,I believe a alph 1.I bought without it running,I rebuilt carb and put new fuel pump on it it started nice and runs nice,found out no water pumping thru.Pr… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
I have a 1986 Omc cobra and recently shredded the upper gears.
I have a 1986 Omc cobra and recently shredded the upper gears. I replaced the whole outdrive with a 21:21 off of a 2.3L. Due to the lower gearcase being smaller my 14.5" prop would not fit and caused … read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
I have a 70hp johnson seahorse 1980 that wont go into forward
I have a 70hp johnson seahorse 1980 that won't go into forward or reverse. It is really close as it clatters when trying to engage and if I push the shift shaft an extra 10mm or so it will engage and … read more
Charles
Charles
Certified Mercury Tech
5,746 satisfied customers
I have a 1994 merc cruiser 135 inboard outboard when I go to
I have a 1994 merc cruiser 135 inboard outboard when I go to shift into forward it seems to grind to engage is there some type of adjustment for this problem… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
I have 2 2002 Bayliner Capri 195 I/O with a Mercury engine.
I have 2 2002 Bayliner Capri 195 I/O with a Mercury engine. After starting and shifting into reverse to back out of the slip the gear does not engage. The prop spins and the rpms will crank up but the… read more
briggs archer
briggs archer
master marine mechanic
Associate Degree
402 satisfied customers
i have a 2008 merc alpha 1 3 liter chev engine, started
i have a 2008 merc alpha 1 3 liter chev engine, started it today after sitting 6 months, it grinds into reverse will not engage, forward o k, i disconnected the shift cable, tried it manually no diffe… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
merc 9.9 (2001 4 stroke) has worked fine ...then today remote
merc 9.9 (2001 4 stroke) has worked fine ...then today remote goes into forward but prob won;t turn (and engine sorta died out then cut off). Worked FINE in reverse. Reverse works perfectly. Any ideas… read more
Whitecap36
Whitecap36
Service Manager/Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,557 satisfied customers
I HAVE A YANMAR 4JH-DTE ENGINE WITH A KBW-21 MARINE GEAR BOX.NEUTRAL
I HAVE A YANMAR 4JH-DTE ENGINE WITH A KBW-21 MARINE GEAR BOX.NEUTRAL AND REVERSE WORKS FINE. I WAS EXPERIENCING INTERMITENT SLIPPAGE OUT OF FOWARD GEAR AT SLOW SPEED .ONCE I RAISED R.P.M. FOWARD GEAR … read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
I own a 2005 Chaparral with a 5.0 Volvo Penta. The outdrive
I own a 2005 Chaparral with a 5.0 Volvo Penta. The outdrive is a duo prop. The boat has 120 hours on it. It makes a "clunk" when going from neutral to reverse and from neutral to forward. My mechanic … read more
James
James
Certified Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,094 satisfied customers
I just bought a boat (1989 glastron 17 futura 4.3 merc).
I just bought a boat (1989 glastron 17' futura 4.3 merc). Wasn't able to test it prior to purchase. just took it to the lake and couldn't get it off the trailer. the engine would die when I put it in … read more
K. Kergan
K. Kergan
Inboard/Outboard Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,031 satisfied customers
I have a 1980 4 cyl I/O with Merc Cruiser drive. Reverse and
I have a 1980 4 cyl I/O with Merc Cruiser drive. Reverse and forward cables were changed, but I was told that this year out drive has a hyd assist reverse lockout and the repair facility is having tro… read more
Dominick
Dominick
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,009 satisfied customers
Have a 1986 75 hp merc starts and idles fine works good in
Have a 1986 75 hp merc starts and idles fine works good in reverse, but when you shift into forward it dies, will start right back up… read more
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,730 satisfied customers
I have a 4.3L Bravo II Merc engines in a 27 Chaperal. Recently
I have a 4.3L Bravo II Merc engines in a 27 Chaperal. Recently I had some repairs done to the back of the engine. The mechanic that performed the work messed up the installation and cannot find him to… read more
Captain Dave
Captain Dave
Marine Mechanic
Master's Degree
2,672 satisfied customers
I recently purchased a 1993 Larson bowrider with a Chevy V8
I recently purchased a 1993 Larson bowrider with a Chevy V8 and a Merc Outdrive. The engine runs like a top and the outdrive also runs well. Having said that when I am at idle and I am shifting from n… read more
Pappy's Sales and Service
Pappy's Sales and Service
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
586 satisfied customers
I have a 89 merc-cruiser 130 io and how do i adjust the shift
I have a 89 merc-cruiser 130 io and how do i adjust the shift cable. I can move the brass barrel on the linkage and get forward and neutral or get reverse and neutral. is my cable too streched out or … read more
Larry B.
Larry B.
Marine Service Tech
High School or GED
574 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ted G.

Ted G.

Rigger, Diagnostician

2,678 satisfied customers

40 years boating, Safe boating instruct., Offshore Race promoter, Failure Analysis, Expert Witness

Dominick

Dominick

Marine Mechanic

1,009 satisfied customers

25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified

John White

John White

Marine Mechanic

306 satisfied customers

11 years experience working on outboards, inboards, sterndrives & pwcs

Jason

Jason

Marine Mechanic

22,851 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,409 satisfied customers

40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.

Jeff G.

Jeff G.

Marine Mechanic

4,730 satisfied customers

42 years experience, Certified Master Technician, All Major Outboards, Sterndrives, Hi-Performance

Captain Dave

Captain Dave

Marine Mechanic

2,672 satisfied customers

USCG Licensed Captain, 20+ Years Boating, Fishing, Maintenance and Repair Experience

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x