I just purchased a boat with a 1979-80 40 HP Mariner outboard.
The problem i have is that is starts first go everytime but when i click it into either forward or reverse the prop will not spin. It free spins.
I removed the prop to check the spline and all is good with that.
What else would be the issue and what problems would i encounter if i dropped the bottom leg off. I don't have a manual so i don't know what will happen when i do this.
If anybody could help answer these questions that would be fantastic thank you.