Finally got my season pass for the year and Murphy was lurking around my transom waiting for it. Took her to the lake the other day and I noticed I was taking on a small amount of water in the bilge. Nothing to grab a life jacket over but more than should be there. After sticking my nose around near the transom I noticed a small amount of water seeping through a bolt hole on the pump from the inside of the transom. My initial thought is that the pump seal (silicone) could be old and cracking. Any thoughts on this? If its just the seal would it be as simple as stripping the old and replacing with a good marine grade silicone?
If your 100% its the bolt and tighten it up doesn't work, bull it out and but silly cone in the hole and but the bolt back in.
Havent even taken that close of a look yet. It was getting dark when I pulled in the driveway so there it has sat. Ill dive into it this weekend and hopefully its something as simple as tightening it back up. In regards to the seal, is it reasonable to assume that it would be a decent idea to re-apply silicone anyways due to the age of the boat? Everything is original for the most part.