Yamaha 90HP/ 2 stroke. Avon Searider 540
I have an Avon Searider 540 with a Yamaha 90 2 stroke engine which I am fairly sure is about 15-20 years old.
I am having trouble with the gear box. . its not engaging and it is making what I hope is not a 'death rattle.' I cannot figure out how to get into the gear box.
I have opened all the bolts but I cannot find an accessible connection on the gear selector 'rod'. I have compared it with similar models in the yard and they all have an easy access point to a connector nut which separates the rod easily, allowing the gear housing to be removed intact.
I cannot find any nut and,moreover, I cannot find anything that even looks like a connector. As far as I can gain access, the rod is uniform all the way down
(Incidentally I was surprised to find that the rod is mild steel and not stainless. It is fairly heavily rusted.)