I recently purchased a 1987 seaswirl with a omc cobra sterndrive (4.3 engine). The boat takes on quite a bit of water. I tilted the boat up in front and filled the area under the engine with water to try and find the leak. It leaks out a pretty good stream between the bottom of the stern drive mount and the boats transom. IT runs down the transom. I doesnt seem to be coming from the boots. It hard to tell exaxctly where it is coming from but I assume it is between the stern drive mount and the transom. I assume there is a gasket of some kind betwen the mount and transom. How hard it it to remove the transom mount. Do I have to remove the engine?