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Katman

Hit a rock, prop bent, won't spin... lower unit gone?

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Friends called me from the water after finishing a tourney. They were cruising slowly to the lauch at Tonka but hit a rock. The prop is bent pretty bad and won't spin. There is no oil leaking but it won't shift out of the forward position. What can be the problem?

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What you can do is drain the lower unit oil to check for any metal chips. I say if you have insurance just take it to the shop and get it fix chances are your lower units shot. I hit a rock earlier this year and loss reverse took it to the shop and they had to replace the lower unit. Got the boat back in 7days and runs like a champ. Thank God for insurance the bill freaked me out.

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it coulda have knocked the gears out of alignment causing them not to shift and bind..

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Its going to need a dissassembly to tell for sure. Trying to narrow the problem down at this point is purely speculation, it sounds like many things are busted and bent.

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thanks guys... Insurance will take the hit on this one. Thanks!

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