James M. Cleary
I need some advice. Since we've owned Dana we have always freewheeled the transmission when sailing. Last season she developed a slight "ticking" sound when freewheeling at slow speeds. This year that ticking has gotten stronger and louder. When in gear, both forward and reverse, the unit works fine. My thoughts are that the transmission is beginning to give up the ghost. Mack Boring (the engine is the Yanmar 3QM30H) tells me that the KH18 transmission is no longer available. I have found someone in New Jersey who will rebuild the unit over the winter. Does anyone have or had experience with similar noise from the transmission? Would anyone know of a KH18 transmission that is available to purchase? Thanks.