Water coming in at shaft

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Re: Water coming in at shaft

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Hmmmmm?
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Freedom 33
1981 - #37
Prince William Sound - Alaska

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Re: Water coming in at shaft

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Although this looks like the culprit I have a bore scope on order and will look at the muffler.
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Re: Water coming in at shaft

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I gave this some thought while driving home. The leak only occurs when the motor is running. The leak appears to be coming from above the stern shaft. The water heater fresh water supply was disconnected yet the leaks appears to be clear and not green antifreeze. Antifreeze levels in the engine were normal.

Looks like I will pull the exhaust next since I am leaning that way. Will not be able to run the engine till mid April due to temperature and no fresh water to attach. It will be good practice and piece of mind.
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Freedom 33
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