Originally Posted by hal8
tried hitting it with a hammer and moving it about, I'm sure its the gear selector thats holding it in place, is there a particular gear it should be in? I've had it in neutral.
Get yourself a workshop manual before you break something
The shift rod on the evinrude is connected to the shift lever at the front of the engine. You need to undo a bolt to remove it and you also need to check it adjusted correctly whilst the gearbox is off.
All this is covered in a workshop manual.