Hi John. If you've been spraying salt water
too long you may have a bad bearing (the first one) on the pump side. check the shaft (turn by hand) to make sure the bearing isn't binding or you might need to replace that which will come down to a sledghammer and a solid vice to hold it(I'm not sure you could rebuild
the pump on board, it's a tough job to get the bearings out and in). I neglected mine on the easy side of the boat (behind the head) but when I saw a small leak on the starbord side quickly replaced the seal (the quick and easy fix if you catch it in time). I keep some spare seals
on board now plus an entire pump.
I have either the first or second boat built after they streched and widened the hulls in 2004. We aren't anywhere near you, still in Florida
(atleast the boat is) I had to pop back back home for a family emergency
and hope to get down in time to get to the Bahamas
. We are quite happy with ours also, this is my first cat so I have no comparison excpt to monos.