I had some sticky throttle linkage so I lubed it up and lowered the rpms, then I was able to get into forward and back out into neutral. I still have to get it to shift into reverse and I know that is a different adjustment. I have my merc guy coming over tomorrow to help me to get the lower end in, having a problem getting it to seat in( I always have an issue doing this). I have him fix all of it and get it out of my hair. I need to get her down to the lake to see if she leaks or not. If not I will park her into the slip. I'm looking forward to spending some quiet nights an days out there, to dang noisy here. I lived in the Delhi, Keyes, Salida, Cressey, Livingston, And Modesto growing up(1953-1981)then went into the army and lived in Australia,Texas Vietnam,Los Banos, Seattle, Alaska,and now Las Vegas.(1981-present)I'm retired also and a disabled vet, my wife is still working for a couple more years then we will do some traveling in our rv, or whatever we have.