Shift Cable boot Alpha One Gen 2
Well our maiden voyage was not so good, got it in the water only to find the bilge taking on water. Luckily something told me to leave it on the trailer and check for leaks before launching. Got her out of the water and found that the shift cable boot was ripped, the other bellows are good. Kind of wish I had done more of a pre launch inspection but oh well, excitement of launching was getting to me!
I am fairly handy around engines, and I have done my fair share of youtube video watching to give me a good idea of how to replace it.
I understand it to be something like this and was hoping you guys might clear any mistakes before I get started:
Put the boat in forward gear
Remove the outdrive by taking off the trim pistons and 6 main bolts
disconnect the shift cable from the engine side
pull out the shift cable inner wire
replace inner wire with electrical cable for a guide (tied to engine side)
pull out outer shift cable sheathing
remove torn boot
install new boot
grease and slide new outer shift cable sheathing along electrical guide wire
remove electrical guide wire
snake in new inner shift wire
tighten the boot down (use the putty/bellow concrete???)
reattach trim pistons
Anyone have a better way? Any special tools necessary other than the extended socket necessary to unbolt the shift cable from the outdrive unit?
Or am I waaaay off here?