[C38] Transmission cable?

Charles@Finn.ws charles at finn.ws
Wed May 31 14:11:25 EDT 2023


My linkage had an adjustment option right before the shift lever on the 
transmission.  Difficult place to get to unless you have already cut out 
a bit of the wall in your port lazarette.   Plus you likely will have to 
remove the water heater, which isn't too hard.
I fear you are looking at a transmission problem rather than a linkage 
one, but I would first  tie my boat firmly to a dock and then go down 
and shift the transmission by hand (after disconnecting the linkage).   
Be very careful to avoid the prop shaft as it will surely start 
spinning!   If you have a helper, then can accelerate the boat while you 
are observing, but be careful!

The most common Hurth transmission problems have to do with the plates 
in the transmission that wear, especially in forward.....

Good Luck!
Chuck Finn
Mighty Quinn
Great Lakes

On 5/30/2023 6:05 PM, Pierre Patino wrote:
> Hi All
> I heard an unusual noise when engaging the forward direction on the 
> transmission. The noise was absent when in reverse. It seems to me 
> that the lever does not have enough travel in the forward direction 
> thus the cable which eventually selects the gear may not pull far 
> enough. The binnacle's tubing is in the way of the forward/reverse 
> lever so I think I may need to adjust the cable below.
> Couple of questions:
> 1) Is it possible that the cable needs to be adjusted? I don't know if 
> it has ever been touched.
> 2) When requesting forward, does the lever touch the binnacle's 
> tubing? Should it?
> 3) Where is the access for said cable?
> Again, thanks for your help
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