Ok....here it goes. I took my boat out to the lake put it in. When i putting it in reverse, I moved the throttle all the way back before it would engage in reverse. By the way, it jerked hard into reverse and the throttle was all the way up by this time. When going forward, I moved the throttle forward about halfway before the gear would engage. I also jerked into gear and the throttle was halfway full. I don't really know how to make the proper adjustments. I feel like the throttle control and gear have to work in unison or be adjusted together in order for this to work right. I did install new control cables and thought everything was adjusted just right. But, what i learned on the lake yesterday, is that your driveway is one thing and the lake is totally different. What can I do to fix this problem? And, how can I make sure the proper adjustments have been made before setting out to the lake again? Note: I'm pretty familiar with adjusting the knobs, just don't know what adjustments. Any help would be greatly appreciated.