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    Default reverse linkage question??

    my original reverse cable was sticky(bent). it was hard to move. so i bought a new one. now when i push it forward(like butter), and let go, it slides all the way into reverse, by itself. just the weight of the reverse bucket.

    what can i do about this??

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    Buy a shifter with a detent in it for forward, reverse or neutral, or put a ribbon washer behind the lever to make it drag.

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    If you have a place diverter, you could also consider putting a coil spring around the reverser cable between the reverse bucket arm and the cable bracket. The idea being the spring tries to keep the bucket up all the time. (kinda like Viagra for your cable.)

    If you don't have a PD, then you'll have to get the shift lever to stay put along the lines of what HTP said. More friction!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuaneHTP View Post
    Buy a shifter with a detent in it for forward, reverse or neutral, or put a ribbon washer behind the lever to make it drag.

    washer FTW.. simple is sometimes the best...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-Cat View Post
    If you have a place diverter, you could also consider putting a coil spring around the reverser cable between the reverse bucket arm and the cable bracket. The idea being the spring tries to keep the bucket up all the time. (kinda like Viagra for your cable.)

    If you don't have a PD, then you'll have to get the shift lever to stay put along the lines of what HTP said. More friction!
    Thats a great idea! I know what Im doing this weekend
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    All ST controls come stock with a ribbon washer but that's not your problem. It's just in the adjustment of the cable ends. When adjusted right, in forward, the arm on the ST end of the cable will be over center and not allow the bucket to drop back down. It just take a little fussing with the ends to get it correct. Hundreds of thousands of jets have been built with the reverse bucket not dropping under it's own weight. It makes no difference if you have a diverter either.

    Having said that, if the original rigger did not install the horseshoe clamp in the correct position in the gunnale, it'll give you fits but can be fixed by re-drilling the two little holes at the right measurement...and angle

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    Old Rigger, I know this thread is old but can you elaborate on the horseshoe clamp in the gunnale? I have the same problem.

    Sleekcraft, Did you resolve this on your boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    Old Rigger, I know this thread is old but can you elaborate on the horseshoe clamp in the gunnale? I have the same problem.

    Sleekcraft, Did you resolve this on your boat?
    hopefully old rigger can help you fix it right!!

    this is what i have done for a short term fix????

    i actually tightened everything up and it does stay now, but still creeps back on me. thats why i put the bungee.

    dont laugh too hard, it works, but still in need of perm solution
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1975sleekcraft View Post
    hopefully old rigger can help you fix it right!!

    this is what i have done for a short term fix????

    i actually tightened everything up and it does stay now, but still creeps back on me. thats why i put the bungee.

    dont laugh too hard, it works, but still in need of perm solution
    The only reason I laugh is because that is exactly how I was going to fix it. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendellajet View Post
    Thats a great idea! I know what Im doing this weekend
    The Viagra or the spring?

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