06-14-2009, 08:47 PM
I was able to determine that the problem was due to lack of transmission fluid. (See thread linked below if you want the history). I filled it back to a normal level, and took the boat out today. Problem was solved, and everything worked great until I noticed an overwhelming smell of transmission fluid. Opened the clamshell, and sure enough the bilge was full of fluid. I could not find where it was leaking from. I checked the coupling between the transmission and the drive shaft, and it was dry. Felt like there was some fluid on the bottom, but couldn't see far enough down to see any actually leaking out. So it's off to the dealer tomorrow. At least I know what the problem is, rather than sending the dealer on a wild goose chase with a blank check!