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Old 07-20-2015, 10:09 AM
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in2fishn
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when the boat sits at the dock its a very slow leak,when I look I don't see the water seeping in. But when fishing with gear and 4 people the bilge pumps goes off every 5 - 10- min. When I look with a flashlight, I can see water dripping below the driveshaft onto the transom shield but I can't locate where the water is seeping in. I pulled the drive to check the bellows and everything is dry gimbal bearing and universals are good there is no evidence of rust on the driveshaft so I suspect the leak is below the driveshaft. Also when I raise the drive with the motor running it seems like the leak increases. I believe the shift cable might causing the drive shaft sleeve to move and increase the water flow. It's been driving me crazy