Last season I noticed a small amount of water constantly in the bilge of my 07' 230 EC, I figured I had a small crack in my gimbal or shift bellows. I was able to get it in with the local mercruiserbcertified mechanic and was relieved to find out my bellows, shift linkage, and gimbal bearing are all in what he said very good condition. Unfortunately the leak is coming from a seal between the outer transom and the gimbal housing. They were able to apply a marine sealant for now and said the leak has stopped for now. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with this type leak? The mechanic informed me the engine as well as the gimbal assembly will have to be pulled in order to replace this seal, we plan on selling the boat within a year or two and not sure I wana fork out the $ to get this repaired if the seal will last and will not cause any excessive damage. Thoughts???
2007 230 ECC 350 Mag MPI Alpha 1