hello i have a 86 20hp mercury and the pullrope broke tonite 5 days before duck season of all times. My question is do i just need a new rope or the whole assembly and what is the difficulty to fix it any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.
Wrap a rope around the flywheel and give it a pull will get you running until you can fix it. Just tie a knot on one end and slip it in the groove and give it a pull. It will get you thru Saturday than fix it Sunday. I always carry an extra length of line that I can use on the flywheel if the line breaks while I'm out. I use enough line to wrap around the flywheel twice. Usually one pull and I'm good to go.