Finally done with wiring and other stuff, so was testing out everything and fired up the motor. Fired right up, sounded good. After a couple minutes I noticed a small amount of water gathering around the inside transom assembly just beneath the gimbal bearing and where the yoke passes through the bearing into the inside of the boat. I'll get a picture of this tomorrow if needed...
Since this is just below the water hose tube, I felt around the end of the hose and it was dry, so the water isn't coming from the hose.
After running about 10 minutes, the water had accumulated enough to have dripped down into the bilge and started to drain forward (because I had the bow down at the time).
This was all done while running on muffs... the water was definitely not coolant from the closed cooling system. It didn't feel warm, just plain hose water from what I could tell. I didn't notice any oil mixed in it either.
Any ideas of what this could be? I'll probably pull the drive off tomorrow to check for water inside the u-joint bellows, but I read on another thread that while running on muffs, it's impossible for water to get into the u-joint bellows.
Maybe I missed an o-ring on the outdrive when I put it back together several months ago? I replaced the impeller... I'm going to recheck all of this when I get it apart.
Thanks for any info yall...