Originally Posted by Nos4r2
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I suspect you haven't disconnected the gearchange.
Not being flippant, but buy a manual. If you can't work out how to drop a gearbox on your own, you'll find a manual essential.
thanks Nos, your not being flipant, but the feller i brought the engine off, keeps saying he will drop it in. so if i buy one, ill have to, so i just thought i would try this site, ive droped many a gear box, my other boat has twin alpha 1 boxes, but there is a trick to dropping the mariner. thanks again Nos.