I recently purchased a used 1998 Yamaha 9.9 4-stroke. It needs a little work. The main problem is it won't lock when its put in reverse. The lock lever is seized up. I am trying to get the main bolt that runs through the main bracket and holds the two bracket clamps together removed. The bolt is hollow and basically is a piece of steel pipe that is threaded on both end. The fucker wont come out I heated it several times put some krool an WD on it and hit it with a ball peen and a wooden block. I'm afraid if I hit it any hard or apply more heat I will break something and the bolts in a thin aluiminum housing. Anyone replaced one or had this issue? My next step might be to drill the pipe out but I don't want to screw up the housings.