Here's a photo
looking down on the sail drive. Note that the drive dip stick handle has been snapped off and the stick itself is stuck in the hole. It's the same way on both drives, so at least the clumsy previous owner stepped on the drive in exactly the same way
But I digress.....
We noticed oil
sitting in the groove on the rubber boot. It smells like engine oil
and not at all like the drive oil (we removed the fill cap to smell the difference). So, having cleaned it up we headed out for sea trial and ran about 4.5 hours total. Of course, both engines had oil in the boot grooves again at the end of the day.
So... I assume that means a leaking rear seal on both engines? If so, is that seal accessible once the sail drive has been removed?