Originally Posted by mzimme
Have you verified the lockout solenoid is working?
The surging while slowing down could be a bad spring in the actuator. In ski-me's picture, it would be that small grey spring. Do you trailer your boat a lot? I wouldn't imagine that spring would go bad in 2-3 years, but you never know.
I will have to look at Ski-Me's pix and look at the spring. Good advice.
I do trailer a lot. During the Summer we pull the boat 10+ x p/year about 3 - 4 hours to family vacation spot.