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My J-Type Gearbox jumps out of gear, why?

The J-Type Gearbox has manual adjustment for both forward and reverse, which occasionally needs tightening. Probably in direct relationship to the amount you use the boat and therefore the wear and tear on the gearbox.

This is usually first noticed when the gearbox jumps out of gear if you accelerate out of your normal cruising speed range. It normally re-engages gear when you slow back down again.

It is important to tackle this minor service job as the longer you leave it the more expensive internal damage will be done. It is a simple tightening job which is described in the J-Type manual.

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