So today I decided to take advantage of the Seattle boat 50% off service deal and haul my 2001 2500 Scr for a drive service and have the gimble and bellows inspected and get the bottom painted. For some time now I have been getting a small amount of water in the bilge after running about, never while washing or from rain. The amount has been so small I usually sop it up or shop vac it out if I let it go for a while. This has been going on since I got the boat 3 years ago. I have had the engine replaced 2 years ago and this was happening before AND after the engine was replaced.
Well good news. The bottom paint was done in 2005 and is in great condition so I dont need to have that done. The drive is showing considerable corrosion after having it sanded and painted 2 years ago so I will get that along with the drive service done.
Now the BAD news. Shortly after I bid forwell to the ol' boat and got home, I got a call from the service department. While draining the engine, they discovered where the water was coming from...... (insert the F BOMB here). 6 to 8 inch crack in my port side manifold.
Crap crap crap!!!!! I am only hoping that is the extent of the damage. (insert several more F-bombs here)
Soooo I didnt respond the the "what did santa get you" because I, well, didnt need anything. So all of you that got fancy radios, underwater lights, radars, musical horns, and whatever the heck else makes you smile....... I am getting a new manifold, sanded and painted drive, drive service, a big ass kick to my bank account and I am sure there will be more once they rip it apart.
Scotch........ going to get my 3rd glass now and hopefully pass out to have sweet dreams of winning the lottery tomorrow.