To give you an indication, I have an AQ130 w/280 outdrive on my 18' runabout (closed bow). Boat is relatively heavy. I used 3/4" marine ply when
Rotating the vertical shaft is hard and the impeller will squeak since it is not in water.
Yes, it is possible that the long shaft going
This shows the adjuster slot
On the side of the powerhead is the shift lock lever with three notches. Make sure the detent is center in the center notch and the prop spins free (neutral)
A flywheel that has been destroyed by over tightening the nut (read impact wrench) will break the cam. Overtightening spreads the hub, and the flywheel