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- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 19
- Joined: March 7th, 2013, 9:31 pm
- Vessel Info: 1987 Carver 3207
The mechanic comes down and finds that the shifter cable has popped out of the retainer. We think this an easy fix until we hook everything back up and start the starboard engine only to find that it immediately goes into and stays in forward. If we pulled it back into reverse, the motor would die. The shifter cable is working and you can see the lever work from forward, into neutral , and into reverse, all this occurs while the motor is off. The mechanic says the tranny is having issues.
Even after 6 or 7 rum and cokes with my buddy, who knows boats, I'm at rock bottom. What is involved in working on a 1987 3207 transmission? The guys at the marina are saying they may write off the boat due to the gel coat damage, although it doesn't look that bad to me and definitely does not affect the seaworthiness. Will have to get some estimates once everything is on dry land.
There are lots of woulda, coulda, shoulda answers to what happened, and believe me I've put myself through all of them, but I didn't see this coming and don't know what I would have done different.
I'm just looking for answers, if any body has them, about the transmission
- CYO Moderator
- Posts: 1925
- Joined: February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
- Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
- Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
- Has thanked: 39 times
- Been thanked: 278 times
Disconnect the prop shaft, the cables, hoses, drain the thing, remove it from the engine and its mounts.
There are places you can ship it to for repairs.
Can't advise on the gel coat. I would not trash a boat because of some cosmetic damage. If anything, clean up the hull, fix the dings, and Awl-Grip it.
Don't feel bad - I saw a guy in a 50 foot all-aluminum high powered diesel offshore boat have something stick in his transmission and tore off, litterally ripped off, the all-welded aluminum arch and destroying everything on top of it.
Nobody is hurt; all is well.
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
- Deck Hand
- Posts: 52
- Joined: September 29th, 2014, 9:47 pm
- Vessel Info: 1990 3807 Aft twin 7.4 Mercruisers
1984 3207 twin 270 Crusdaers
- Location: Barrie, ON
- Has thanked: 23 times
- Been thanked: 5 times
- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 4
- Joined: June 9th, 2015, 1:25 pm
- Vessel Info: 1987 Carver 3207 Aft-cabin
- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 1
- Joined: April 18th, 2016, 11:06 pm
- Vessel Info: 1984 3208 Carver Aft Cabin
- Location: Nashville Tennessee
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