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    Oil/foam dripping from outdrive

    Just offshore of Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe. We're in about 35' of water, on the hook.
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    Oil/foam dripping from outdrive

    Their suggestion -- they'll work on it during the slow winter months. The shop is heading into the busy winterizing season starting about now. Our boat will be in heated storage. I'd like to change the oil on it before the winter, but no doing that now unfortunately.
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    Oil/foam dripping from outdrive

    Had our mechanic pull the drive yesterday. What he found was that the upper seal (where the drive shaft enters) had failed; this was compounded by a small leak in the bellows that allowed water intrusion -- where the gear oil that passed by the upper seal and into the bellows area had frothed. There was also talk of replacing the gimbal bearing. So, we're done for the season. Drive will remain off for the winter (and at the shop), and we'll get things going again in the spring. Estimate of repairs: $1500. Not happy about that, but the boat's been very reliable for us since we picked it up (used) over 5 years ago, so can't really complain.
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    Oil/foam dripping from outdrive

    Mechanic says he thinks it's isolated to the outdrive. It will be next week before he can pull it and get an idea of what's going on. He suspects an upper seal; didn't listen too closely, as it was all speculation. But, it's frothy gear oil.
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    Oil/foam dripping from outdrive

    Glad it didn't happen during the one-week camp trip!! We had one day of boating post-camp and that's when it decided to go. Thankful for that.
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    Oil/foam dripping from outdrive

    Thanks for a great explanation! Fingers crossed it's an easy fix, outdrive and NOT engine.
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    Oil/foam dripping from outdrive

    About 300, fresh water only. Yeah, way too young to have this kind of an issue.
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    Oil/foam dripping from outdrive

    Yep, after pondering it for a few hours, that's what I'm thinking. Not sure of what the makeup of an outdrive consists of, but a gasket must have failed. I'll know more tomorrow. My shop, thankfully, said "we're a bit slow, bring it on in..."
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    Oil/foam dripping from outdrive

    Check the crankcase oil. Plenty of it and it looks normal. Smelled the leaking oil again and it may be from the drive. Tough to say.
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    Oil/foam dripping from outdrive

    Definitely oil. The front drip came from the bellows and has some white stuff mixed in. No real smell to it, so likely engine oil vs. drive oil.
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    Oil/foam dripping from outdrive

    Well, we've had great luck with our boats until today. Noticed this -- oil -- under our outdrive today. It's been parked a few weeks, so must have blown the head gasket on our last outing?? The oil is dripping from the exhaust areas -- where exhaust and cooling water exit the engine/outdrive. Pretty certain it's engine oil and not outdrive oil. No real smell to it. Volvo 5.7. To the shop tomorrow morning.
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    Rudeness on the lake -- How to handle it?

    A friend suggested using our ballast bag portable pump and spraying them down. Gotta love a water cannon fight, right?
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    Rudeness on the lake -- How to handle it?

    Ha, funny thing is right after we left, we came to the conclusion that Barry on our iPod and wattage would have been the best solution.
  14. Scenario (happened to us on Thursday): anchored at our favorite Tahoe cove, as are about 10 other boats. There's a beach also, with about 20 families enjoying their land-bound day at the lake. Nice and quiet, everyone's happy. Then, a new model wakeboard boat comes in, four 25-30 year olds (two men, two women), tosses out their anchor and proceeds to light up about the loudest sound system I've ever heard (convert worthy). Of course, subjecting everyone to THEIR music (some electronic stuff that didn't agree with us). We put up with it for about ten minutes, then pulled up our anchor and moved down the lake to another cove. I felt bad for the families at the beach, who paid for parking and relocating wasn't an option. Of course, I was pissed the rest of the day and left wondering "how to you handle this kind of situation?" I've never had this happen before.
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    5.7 L Volvo Penta with a cracked block

    Great post -- and fix. Had no idea this kind of stuff existed (but, have been a fan of JB Weld for years and years; minor fixes).
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