|During lift in last weekend, I found I could not shift my engine into gear as the shifter seemed seized. Eventually I did manage to get it in gear but it is very stiff, it has always been stiff and now I know why.
Looking below to try and diagnose the problem, I noticed that my shifter cable comes out of the bottom of my wheel pedestal, goes forward over the engine, and loops around below the port side to connect with the shifter lever on the side of the transmission. This seems like a rather long and loopy cable run to me, and I am wondering why it wasn't setup to go directly from the pedestal base to the shifter lever from the stern.
Is this a standard setup? I can see no reason for the cable to pass the lever going forward only to make a big loop to go back.
My engine is a YSM-12 Yanmar.
EDIT: corrected spelling.
Runaway, Mk III hull 804