Bob, I had the post yesterday you answered. I took the boat back to the mechanic shop this morning. He says the reason why the shifter cable broke in the first place is because the way Tracker has the boat set up. He says when the cables come off the control box they make too sharp of a downward turn and now he wants to move my control box forward 4 inches. Does that sound right? He doesnt think there is anything else he can do. The throttle worked smoothly before the the shifter cable broke. He replaced both cables so I dont know what one is making it so stiff. The boat is a Fiberglass Targa 2000.