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"Casey P................. Who did you quote that from? (That 2850 Bounty guy?) LOL
Funny thing, I started reading a few sentences and it sounded very familiar! In fact, VERY familiar!
Thomas, the only thing that I'd now add to the above is that you have contaminated your Primary Drive shaft bearing with water.
I'd highly recommend changing this even if you did not suffer water intrusion at this time.
If no history of this having been replaced, I'd sure do it!
This is a relatively easy bearing/seal to replace..... and inexpensive also.
The cost for a repair due to failure will be very disturbing to you.
Rick ... aka Ricardo
28' SDN F/B w/ twin Volvo Penta 5.7L DP's