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gulfwarmarine
06-05-2011, 10:32 AM
Where would be the most likely place I'd be getting water in the bilge ?
Underside inspection reveals nothing loose or damaged. I estimate (from draining the rear plug) Im taking on about a gallon an hour.
I suspect its the axle well.........

anyone got any ideas ?

DemolitionMan
06-05-2011, 11:34 AM
You need to check the nut on the prop shaft.

DemolitionMan
06-05-2011, 11:37 AM
You may need some new packing in it or tighten up the nuts.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-05-2011, 09:50 PM
You may need some new packing in it or tighten up the nuts.

I think the saying is loose nuts sink ships.

DemolitionMan
06-05-2011, 09:55 PM
I think the saying is loose nuts sink ships.

On a MC they do.:D:D:D

SS LS1
06-05-2011, 11:23 PM
Things to check visually

Packing nut for prop shaft
leaks from steering rudder bushing
Leak from raw water pickup
Split exhaust hose
Crack in muffler
Leak from around exhaust flapper flanges
Water pump seal leaking
Speedometer hose leaking
Drain plug leaking
Loose tracking fin bolts

Plus a couple more places, but try to find out if the water is hot or cold to help narrow down the leak source possibilities.

Also water may leak while under power yet not when sitting still and just floating so go out with a co pilot who can drive while you look around for the leak.

Good Luck