Grays Marine 2-71 Gear Shift Design

Discussion in 'Inboards' started by man7sell, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. man7sell
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    man7sell New Member

    I have just purchased an unfinished little steel tugboat 20'. It has a 2-71 Gray Marine engine and transmission. The shifting into forward was almost impossible but thanks to some advice on another thread it is now free'd up. The problem I have is that the gear change was never hooked up and I don't think this can be operated with a morse cable setup.
    Anyone out there have any ideas or drawings/photos of a good gear change system?

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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Most of the early boats had mechanical shift.

    That usually meant a pipe linkage and a hefty pull on a 2 -3ft ft lever .

    For some boats the shift was set in the floor and the operating lever could be pulled up from a sleve to clear the floor from an ankle breaker.

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