Happy news about my engine leak. After being lifted on to the hard stand at Marmaris Yacht Marina yesterday 28th October, water was seen to flow freely from the forward end of the casing in front of the sail drive. Within 30 minutes, we determined that the leak had been created on the slip at marina Bettina at Muhrter in Croatia
by an over-zealous maintenance
guy when he fitted 10 X 3mm screws to hold on the plate that stops sunlight entering the void around the top of the sail drive leg.
After a day, the area had dried and we drilled a larger 10mm hole to alolow the are to dry over winter. In Spring, we will repair the area with Epoxy
resin and woven mat, and affix a new cover using SIKA, without any screws!