Hi Folks ,
This is not really a RIB problem but I am sure that some one out there has advice to offer !
We recently bought a 1993 Rinker Sports boat as a fun machine . It is fitted with a Mercruiser Alpha Thunderbolt 5.7 L V8 260 HP stern drive fitted to an Alpha Leg.
The problem is that whenever we engage reverse gear the engine dies . The linkage ( examined by our local outboard mechanic ) seems fine and in fact it will rev perfectly in reverse fast idle . We didn't get a manual with it so I wondered was there some kind of reverse safety lock gizmo or some thing else hidden in there . Any ideas ????
Oh ..and we do not have a Mercruiser agent anywhere near us in this part of Ireland !
Best wishes ,
[This message has been edited by Powerboat (edited 14 July 2001).]