Gidday, new to the Forum, so hi everybody. Joined as i have an issue with my outboard. I have an old (1985ish) Mariner (yamaha)30hp. I decided to replace the water pump impeller and it has all turned too custard. The locking bolt that joins the 2 gear selector rods where the leg splits were seized. I managed to get one to loosen, but the other one has snapped and so i need to pull out the linkage that runs down the leg and repair it. I Have managed to remove the upper linkage no problem, but the one that goes into the gearbox is a different matter. I removed a locating screw and plastic collar from the inside of the leg at the bottom and the linkage now flops around but will not come out . I can now neither select neutral or reverse. I'm a little worried that I've cocked up and will now need to dismantle the gearbox. Can anybody please throw any light on the situation, or guide me in the direction of a workshop manual.