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#10918391 - 06/15/15 12:33 PM Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me!
airforcefishin Offline
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Registered: 01/16/13
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Loc: Houston, tx
Took it to the Yamaha guys and they said I tore my gear casing. So if it didn't mess it to bad I think I can just have it rebuilt if not I'm in need for a new lower unit. I'm not real sure only my second boat and first problem.. Any recommendation where to take it around houston?
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#10918404 - 06/15/15 12:38 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
fouzman Offline
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Best around, Kolby. Sorry about your boat. But tore your gear case? The gear case is what the lower unit is enclosed in. It's the metal piece with the nose cone and the skeg that bolts onto the drive shaft housing. I've never heard of tearing a gear case unless they meant you tore up the inside of your gear case.

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#10918446 - 06/15/15 12:48 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
airforcefishin Offline
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Well I obviously stated wrong, I hit the stump at the dock backing up and the motor stalled out. Ran it until 10am then heading to the yamaha guys bc it didn't sound right then it started whistling and quit turning the prop. Put it in gear and you can still spin the prop freely. In forward and reverse.

Please excuse me if I stated wrong.
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#10918464 - 06/15/15 12:52 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
bigfishtx Offline
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Kolby, after what Fouz just said, I wonder if those Yamaha guys saw you were missing most of your skeg and just assumed all of that happened at the same time and thought it was toast?

Fouz,
You could spin the prop (and prop shaft, so most likely not a spun hub) with the shifter in forward or reverse. My thoughts were broken shift linkage? There was no noise or grinding when you'd spin the prop, and there was no wobble. There was however some "in and out" play that didn't seem right, about 1/2" or so.

Thoughts?
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#10918476 - 06/15/15 12:55 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
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If you backed into something and the prop now "spins freely" in gear, my guess is you have a pressed in prop hub and you spun it.

Hard to say without seeing it, but the way you describe it that sounds like it could be the issue.
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#10918486 - 06/15/15 01:01 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
airforcefishin Offline
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Thanks for the more knowledgable explanation bigfish and also huge thanks for the tow
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#10918490 - 06/15/15 01:02 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
Chuck A Offline
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Call your insurance company also. I've messed mine up twice out there and insurance covered a lot of the cost
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#10918492 - 06/15/15 01:03 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Online   content
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I thought I spun a hub or had lower unit issues trying to get on plane practicing for the BFL on the Red a while back. I called my buddy to come get me. He turned around and came back to follow me back to the ramp, he came up beside me and said, hey dumb arse............your power poles are down.

I felt really stupid, but wouldn't be the first stupid thing I've done.
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#10918493 - 06/15/15 01:03 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
fouzman Offline
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Sounds like a busted pinion gear to me, but I'm no expert. Take it to a reputable shop like Strack's, Kolby.
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#10918545 - 06/15/15 01:24 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
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I wonder how many got Forked this past weekend. I saw way to many boats flying in dangerous water.

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#10918553 - 06/15/15 01:27 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: forkduc]
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David at Stracks will take care of you.
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#10918613 - 06/15/15 02:00 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
bigfishtx Offline
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Originally Posted By: airforcefishin
huge thanks for the tow


Anytime brutha! cheers

It felt like a real life game of Frogger trying to get across the boat lane. woot
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#10918615 - 06/15/15 02:00 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
krawlin 47 Offline
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Good to see you out there Kolby...sorry about the gearbox...been there done that.

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#10918659 - 06/15/15 02:28 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: airforcefishin]
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Insurance #1 thing to make contact with your agent today..
Mine when out in the legends tourney last month, $4150.00
the claim covered $ 3300.00 I covered the rest.
If your boat is still at Fork, take it to Chuck at Service Marine on 515..
Top notch service and workmanship...
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#10918663 - 06/15/15 02:30 PM Re: Lower unit work Houston area... Fork got me! [Re: krawlin 47]
airforcefishin Offline
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Loc: Houston, tx
Originally Posted By: krawlin 47
Good to see you out there Kolby...sorry about the gearbox...been there done that.

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good to see you as well ken, can you please give me zach Hughes number? He without hesitation offered his boat for us to fish out of. What an awesome thing for him to do only knowing me for a day and the fact he needs it to take clients out.
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