Alpha One Gen 2 Problem
I was just wondering if any one can help me out. Starting to tare my hair out a little.
I have a Alpha one gen 2 Mercruser leg fitted to a Mercruiser 4.3L carb engine on a 21 ft Bayliner.
I have been experiencing some problems with the leg. The shift cable was change at the end of last season, as the gimbal bearing was due a change so everything was changed.
Ive been using the boat now for the past few months an no hic ups. I went down to the boat last weekend and something quite frightening happened. I put the control leaver to its normal position to put the boat into gear but nothing happened only a grinding noise coming from the leg. I then pushed it over more and still nothing just grinding. It eventually clunked into gear and shot off out of the whole at 3000rpm. Wasn't much fun in the middle of a marina.
This happened a few times to me over the next few mins. I eventually put the boat back onto the berth. Over the weekend I tried it again. Sometimes it would happen and some times it wouldn't.
Any one have any suggestions what I should have a look at first?