My mechanic and I are trying to nail downa water leak. Just to rule out something. The bellows, shift boots are newer and no holes, all the intake hosing that comes from the drive to the engine has been replaced.
This is an ongoing issue from last year and finally getting around to it this spring. water comes in the top most hold on the inner transome assembly/bracket where the steering arm goes in. It gets worse when people are standing on the back. Mechanic seems to think that its the transom seal, I disagree in tha that the water comes in above that seal if it wsa that seal the water would come in around the drive shaft and would be a more constant flow as its always under water or close to be underwater, thats why I thing its the swivel pin because if you watch it leak its congruent with waves so as waves go in and out you can see it. He also tried the method of shaking the drives back and forth and they dont slip so he doesnt think its the swivel pin. He knows more than I do, but I just dont see it being the transom seal, its not a salt water boat and doesnt seem to be common.