Production has been slow. I need a shot in the arm. The work part is easy to me. That is like everything else you just start, stay at it and the end will happen. Where I am stumped and stumped hard is hooking up the forward reverse controls to the cables and getting the shift shaft gear posotion in sync with the forward reverse controls. I aint taking the lower unit
off again, NOT EVEN ONE MORE TIME. It is a monumental rarity for me to say I give up. Write this one down because Wayne Lain gives up on this one. I am a hard headed taurus\aries with the tenacity of a stone, until this hit me. I can't tell you how many times I have walked from the lower unit to the ladder at the console, up the ladder, adjust the control arm and back again.
All the tires were bad on the trailer. It didn't bother me at purchase because I always replace trailer tires with with a good quality high ply tire. So yesterday I tore the hubs down to the spindles. I am cleaning off the old grease and replacing all the bearings. I am taking the wheels to get tires. When that is done it is off to the boat shop to fix the controls.
So here is the deal. If anyone thinks they can hook up the Mercury controls on a 60hp Big foot, by all means please do. For your troubles I will hand you the keys to my condo in Port O'Conner. 5 days on the water with a private boat slip. If you can get it done by this weekend I will throw in another 5 day stay. My only request is I have nothing to do with the insides of the lower unit and controls. I am so disgusted with it I cant even look that direction anymore.
That is two free vacations times free and clear of payment. No hidden electric bill no tricks no nothing.