I have a 90/60 merc on my 17'6" wooly AK and when I go to cut the throttle or shift it into reverse the neutral lock engages on the controls and is a pain in the butt. I am have been told that this lock only releases when the motor is at idle but I don't know if that is true. Since the impeller only spins one way and all you are doing is dropping the cup not changing gears when you go to reverse I imagine it would be a smart thing to eliminate that lock. Has anyone done this? Can you give me an idea what would be involved?
I am thinking this mod and adding a faster ratio helm would do wonders for my boating experience.