Originally Posted by matt h
could be Gear linkage adjusted wrongly.....sounds like it might have only just been in forward gear... . does the gear slider go equally forward and reverse, this is under the hood...also possibly like the rubber has given up in the centre of the prop possibly..first thing first, can you hand turn the prop either way when out of the water? ok take the prop off and check it out, if its that bad you will see tell tale signs of it.
thanks for the advice, havent had an opportunity to have a look at it yet, but will be what i try first, and hope that is the problem!