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    My family and I got out by Stuart island in the San juans. I checked the motor after we got into port just because and noticed that the outdrive fluid reservoirs was about half filled with milky (water). I'm wondering what my options are. I have no way of getting the outdrive out of the water here. I tried to attached a picture but keep getting a failed upload. Any insight is appreciated.
    David W. PDX, OR
    2002 Bayliner 2452XE Ciera
    5.0L Mercruiser (carbed) w/ A1 gen 2 drive
    (14.5"x15" 4-blade Solas Aluminum Prop)
    1984 2070 Explorer w/ Alaskan Bulkhead (SOLD)

    #2
    If the reservoir has water in it so does your drive. Did you check it before leaving for this trip? I would at a minimum change thevlube before heading home. Once home the drive needs to be pressure tested and probably a seal job.
    1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

    Mike

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      #3
      Roger that. It's about an hour and a half trip back to anacortes. Should I be getting a tow to save the drive at this point? Is there any way to see how much water is actually in the drive or change the fluid with the boat in the water? I looked in the engine compartment and didn't notice it before leaving.
      David W. PDX, OR
      2002 Bayliner 2452XE Ciera
      5.0L Mercruiser (carbed) w/ A1 gen 2 drive
      (14.5"x15" 4-blade Solas Aluminum Prop)
      1984 2070 Explorer w/ Alaskan Bulkhead (SOLD)

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        #4
        Like Mike said you've likely got the same milky goo in the drive, personally I'd not run it till it's been checked.
        Dave
        Edmonds, WA
        "THE FIX"
        '93 2556
        Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

        The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
        Misc. projects thread
        https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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          #5
          There is no way of knowing the amount in the drive but if it's showing in the reservior there is a good amount of water in the drive. Cannot be changed with the boat in the water. If it's 1.5 hours of planing speed that is a very long tow back? $$$ even tow insurance may not cover towing that far. You may need to arrange to have it repaired where it's at and transportation home until it's done.
          1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

          Mike

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            #6
            If it were me, and I was out by Stuart, I'd have it towed to Anacortes, or closer if there's a haul out available. But I have tow insurance. If you have no tow insurance, then running it at this point is a real gamble. If I were to run it, i'd consider going slow all the way back to keep the drive as cool as possible and cross my fingers that it makes it.
            Bryan
            1997 2858 7.4 B2
            1992 Hewescraft
            Puyallup, WA

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              #7
              Thanks guys. We do have tow insurance through boat US so I think well be going with that option. Gonna have to look up what all they cover again.
              David W. PDX, OR
              2002 Bayliner 2452XE Ciera
              5.0L Mercruiser (carbed) w/ A1 gen 2 drive
              (14.5"x15" 4-blade Solas Aluminum Prop)
              1984 2070 Explorer w/ Alaskan Bulkhead (SOLD)

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                #8
                Looks like you have a trailer. Can you get your trailer to Roche Harbor and pull out there?
                Kevin & Robyn
                Koppers Kove
                MMSI 338206107
                2001 Bayliner 2452
                5.7 B2 PT BRA3 17p

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                  #9
                  "Back2Water" post=823475 wrote:
                  Thanks guys. We do have tow insurance through boat US so I think well be going with that option. Gonna have to look up what all they cover again.
                  Call them and ask if they will tow it the full distance before doing anything.
                  1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

                  Mike

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                    #10
                    Called boat us and we are just within the 30 mile radius so we're gonna do that. Good idea on the trailer Kevin. It would be a pain but would have been way cheaper than a tow if not covered. Thanks again everyone!
                    David W. PDX, OR
                    2002 Bayliner 2452XE Ciera
                    5.0L Mercruiser (carbed) w/ A1 gen 2 drive
                    (14.5"x15" 4-blade Solas Aluminum Prop)
                    1984 2070 Explorer w/ Alaskan Bulkhead (SOLD)

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                      #11
                      Alright, we got back to Anacortes with the tow. It was a lovely 4.5 hour scenic tour :lol:

                      My new question is, while getting the leg resealed, are there any other items/maintenance that I should be addressing at the same time?
                      David W. PDX, OR
                      2002 Bayliner 2452XE Ciera
                      5.0L Mercruiser (carbed) w/ A1 gen 2 drive
                      (14.5"x15" 4-blade Solas Aluminum Prop)
                      1984 2070 Explorer w/ Alaskan Bulkhead (SOLD)

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                        #12
                        When was the last time your bellows were replaced?

                        How does the cv joint look? Any water in there?
                        Esteban
                        Huntington Beach, California
                        2018 Element 16
                        Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
                        Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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                          #13
                          "Back2Water" post=824450 wrote:
                          Alright, we got back to Anacortes with the tow. It was a lovely 4.5 hour scenic tour :lol:

                          My new question is, while getting the leg resealed, are there any other items/maintenance that I should be addressing at the same time?
                          Inspect bellows for cracks in the folds, if they need to be replaced also replace the gimbal bearing. With the drive off inspect/grease the universal joints.
                          1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

                          Mike

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                            #14
                            And lower shift cable
                            Dave
                            Edmonds, WA
                            "THE FIX"
                            '93 2556
                            Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                            The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                            Misc. projects thread
                            https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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