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Mariner 60E 1982

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Category: General Forums
Forum Name: The Outboard Clinic
Forum Description: Anything related to outboard maintenance here....
Printed Date: 07 Feb 2023 at 5:09pm

Topic: Mariner 60E 1982
Posted By: Cudacurl
Subject: Mariner 60E 1982
Date Posted: 15 Oct 2021 at 5:11pm
Well, everything was going well and the boat started and ran strongly. But it did not have a strong water flow, so I had to replace the impeller.  No biggy there , but what I did not know was my young son played with the gear lever on the lower end.  So when I put it back in and went to put it in neutral, it did not go. Long story short, the shift rod bracket snapped. ( I am beginning to think this motor was not well looked after.) 
My dilemma is there is not enough room between th cowl bottom and motor to clear the shift rod. It cannot be retracted into the leg because of a permanently affixed connector. 

I have removed the carburetors and can get access to the area, but still not go. To dismantle the motor any more will require the flywheel to come off and then I am still battling to access 2 bolts. 
Surely I am not the first numpty to have to replace or repair this linkage in a Mariner 60E (55) of the 1982 era?
Any help would be graciously received.

Posted By: Cudacurl
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2021 at 11:11am
I have figured it our. I loosened the bolts that are holding the power unit onto the top and carefully lifted the power unit unit I was able to remove the broken linage. Now to see if it can be welded together.

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