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  1. #11
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    Default Re: A snowball effect............

    Thanks for the clarification BruceK. And apologies if I came across as being grumpy. I intend to give my outdrive a good scrub down now that it's off the boat and treat it with a good etch primer, before painting and antifouling it. If you or anyone else has any suggestions on how best to proceed with this I'd be very grateful. There is some evidence of the pitting that you mention and I'd like to hold back that particular tide, pardon the pun and thanks again.

    PS. I'd like to post some more pics but I keep being told that they exceed my quota, even after I crop and resize them. Thoughts?

  2. #12
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    Default Re: A snowball effect............

    Quote Originally Posted by sogood View Post
    PS. I'd like to post some more pics but I keep being told that they exceed my quota, even after I crop and resize them. Thoughts?
    Picture hosting on this forum is a waste of time - you're much better off using an external picture host and linking them from there. Lots of options available and several threads already on the same subject, to help you get going.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: A snowball effect............

    I find postimages.org the easiest to use
    Neither a Leaver or Remainer be

  4. #14
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    Default Re: A snowball effect............


    Thanks bouba, hope this works! The "transom" if that's what you'd call it!

  5. #15
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    Default Re: A snowball effect............

    Quote Originally Posted by Bouba View Post
    I find postimages.org the easiest to use
    Dog shot *approve* Weather and sea looked ok I guess

  6. #16
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    Default Re: A snowball effect............

    And we get nice weather here too sometimes. Looking down Kenmare bay towards the Atlantic ocean, with the Iveragh and Beara peninsulas standing guard along either shoreline.https://i.postimg.cc/FRCHNnh3/Calm-m...on-the-bay.jpg

  7. #17
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    Default Re: A snowball effect............

    Quote Originally Posted by sogood View Post

    Thanks bouba, hope this works! The "transom" if that's what you'd call it!
    Oh my! Thats going to take more than a lick of paint to sort. Good luck with it. Better check ribs and stringers too

  8. #18
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    Default Re: A snowball effect............

    depending on what drive you have an Exhaust bellows coming off should not allow water ingress. On Alpha 1 gen 2 drives for example the exhaust bellows if often adrift and no water comes in the boat
    Only ever look down on a person when you are bending over to help them up.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: A snowball effect............

    I think there might be some confusion about which bellows is coming off.

    It's been described as the exhaust bellows and I agree, that shouldn't allow water ingress, but an earlier photos seems to show the gimbal bearing and I think the OP means the drive bellows has come adrift.

    This would potentially allow water ingress, as water will migrate through the bearing and past the grease seal. This is one reason why sterndrives should be removed regularly in order to inspect the inside of the bellows for signs of water ingress through splits in the bellows caused by old age and barnacles etc.

    Cheers
    Andy

  10. #20
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    Default Re: A snowball effect............

    Stringers and engine mounts etc. Will be getting deserved attention. And to clarify, it's an alpha 1 gen 1 and it's the drive/ u joint bellows that was the culprit. My bad and thanks for the input.

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