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    I took my boat out last weekend and hit a rock it twisted the prop but I was still able to drive it. Once I got it back on the trailer. I knew I had to get a new prop which I did. My uncle installed it. I just launched the boat now it won’t go in reverse didn’t try to go fwd because I wouldn’t have been able to get it back on the trailer. My boat is a 2007 glastron 4.3 mercury in it. Was really hoping to bring my dad out for Father’s Day. Any help would be much appreciated.

  • #2
    Sounds like it's time to pull the prop shaft and associated components and see what you tore up.
    If you are new to boating or have a new boat, a knowledgeable friend could show you how to operate your boat and save you a lot of grief, maybe some money, and maybe your life.


    • #3
      You might post this in the MerCruiser forum. Hopefully it is just a shift cable or something easy like that.


      • #4
        isn't there a pin on the alpha outdrive that disengages the drive? I'm pretty sure i used it once during a service. I can look tomorrow. Def check with mercruiser peeps. Unless it ripped the splines clean off and theres no bite?


        • #5
          isn't there a pin on the alpha outdrive that disengages the drive?
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          • #6
            Sounds like you damaged more than just the prop. I had 2 uncles during my lifetime, but never had them change out a prop on a boat

            Time to go through the outdrive and see what else got damaged/messed up.
            Best regards, Ted . . . . Cape Cod, MA

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            • #7
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              Thanks everyone it’s back and running good it needed an adjustment.