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murray84
07-24-2011, 11:46 AM
I recently had my 94 prostar serviced and took it to the lake. The boat started fine, but when given throttle in either forward or reverse the engine would only rev up without moving. It acted the same as if a car were in neutral and you punched the gas. I'm also relatively new to the boating world. Any suggestions, thanks!

dfd22120
07-24-2011, 11:52 AM
Below the shift lever is a silver button, push this in for lack of a better term it disengages the transmission. This would be your first thing to try.

dfd22120
07-24-2011, 11:56 AM
On this picture it is actually behind the shifter but it is the silver button.

alw65029
07-24-2011, 11:58 AM
What kind of service was done? If it was shifting in and out of gear prior to service...I'd take it back to them. Find your shift cable at the transmission and see if the cable is moving the shift lever on the transmission.

oldairboater
07-24-2011, 12:04 PM
Probably the button. You need to download the manual that is here for your boat if you don't have one and read it. That is because you are new to boats. Boats are fun but boats are mechanical nightmares sometimes and they can be dangerous. Knowledge is power and there is a lot of specific knowledge on here dealing with Mastercrafts. I learn stuff or get reminded of things I have forgot regularly reading this forum.

TLR67
07-24-2011, 04:13 PM
No Prop? Broken Drive Shaft?

JimN
07-24-2011, 04:46 PM
I recently had my 94 prostar serviced and took it to the lake. The boat started fine, but when given throttle in either forward or reverse the engine would only rev up without moving. It acted the same as if a car were in neutral and you punched the gas. I'm also relatively new to the boating world. Any suggestions, thanks!

Make sure the shift cable is still attached to the shift lever.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-24-2011, 04:51 PM
^ thats my thought as well

-V-
07-25-2011, 08:11 AM
i hate when you get no response. He could of at least said thank you or don't worry about it.

TLR67
07-25-2011, 11:01 AM
i hate when you get no response. He could of at least said thank you or don't worry about it.


LOL... Maybe he was too busy saying DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH: D

qtpieash3
07-25-2011, 11:13 AM
Below the shift lever is a silver button, push this in for lack of a better term it disengages the transmission. This would be your first thing to try.

I second this. Hopefully it's this easy!

CantRepeat
07-25-2011, 11:31 AM
i hate when you get no response. He could of at least said thank you or don't worry about it.

Maybe he hasn't read the suggestions or as of yet test those suggestions. :rolleyes:

And if I make a suggestion that helps someone I really don't care if I get a thank you or not. It's not why I post.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-25-2011, 11:48 AM
murray84 hasn't been back on TT since 10:55 yesterday so he only had the opportunity to read the first reply.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-25-2011, 11:55 AM
Or didn't wanna feel like us razing him for leaving his button out.:D

thatsmrmastercraft
07-25-2011, 12:53 PM
I can identify. I bought an I/O as a project boat (which I traded off when I got my MC) I didn't know how to use the fast idle. All we ever had were OMC outboards which have a separate lever. I sure don't miss that I/O.

murray84
08-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Thanks for all the responses and yes it was a simple DUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHH fix!