Albin-25 Transmission/Throttle Control?
We quit our recent Champlain-Erie Canals cruise early after crashing into a gate at Champlain Lock #1 due to not being able to counter a light wind moving us toward the lock by shifting into reverse.
A competent Mechanic at the nearby Lock #1 Marina adjusted the shift cable, however, each time we attempted to leave the marina our moat would work just well enough to push away from the pier, then fail to shift, or the Volvo-Penta Md17C would quit running.
The Mechanic suspected that our 36yr-old V-P single lever tranny/throttle control might be worn out.
Another Albin-25 we met on Lake Champlain had been retrofitted with separate levers for transmission and throttle instead of the standard integrated single-lever control, which the owner likes a lot. Any thoughts about that here?