Hello! I have a 1979 Bayliner Conquest and I believe I have a leaking bellow/boot. Water is coming in the bilge at a decent rate from a hole in the lower portion of the outdrive. Unfortunately, I had some financial issues so was unable to tend to this issue for some time; the pumps have been dealing with this for a while.
I have been reading about similar issues on this forum and think that I probably will need to work on the u-joint and gimble bearings due to the time/corrosion that has probably occurred.
Interestingly enough, the leak sealed itself (bad?) until I started the engine, at which time it re-opened.
Anyway, I have Volvo Penta 260A engines. I am not sure if that includes the engine and outdrive as a unit? I know the outdrive is also Volvo Penta. I am having some trouble finding u-joints/bearings/bellows for the 260A specifically. Am I missing something? Or just not looking in the right places?
I am pretty new to this and I appreciate any advice anyone may have! Im looking forward to getting this boat fixed up and workable.