Well my adventures this year have ultimately resulted in the shoe/grate and directional control gate on my Yamaha 80 Jet being damaged. I've fixed the shoe but don't know how to get the water directional control gate off the Jet Unit. For the sake of calling the part the wrong name; I provide to you this...it's the part that makes you go in reverse/neutral and folds down when going forward. It controls the water exhaust direction when exiting the jet unit.
Anyway, after inspecting the boat and motor I found a good crack on this part and I want to take it off and weld it back-up. I've got the control cable disconnected and the screws holding the (what appears to be) press fit pins in-place out already. If anybody has the knowledge they'd like to share with me on how to go about doing this, It'd be much appreciated.