Hello all

So i purchased a boat yesterday with the Suzuki DF 2.5 HP Outboard.

The engine started nicely and was ticking over nicely in Neutral, i tried to put it in to Forward gear and it would cut out when high revs were applied.

After this, when i started it again, it would make a very obvious grinding noise when i tried to shift gear in to forward

Would really appreciate any info on what might be causing the grinding and why it can't select forward gear, and any recommendations for a fix

Many thanks,