Nice to meet everyone!!! My name is James and I live in socal. Just picked up a 74 southwind with a 455 and jacuzzi. I have a couple questions. the guy I bought it from is a buddy of mine that has dumped alot of money into the motor but continues to get water in the oil. He has brought it to a couple of mech. who told him they couldn't figure out why there was water in the oil. What should I start with. Tom (very helpfull) said I should look at the gasket for the intake. Any other reasons why??? I don't have the boat in my garage yet so I'm just preparing myself. Also, I just bought a house in a lake community that allows skiing. I figured this boat would get my wife and I through this summer until we saved a bit more. The boat has Bass. OTT headers. The marine patrol says it's got to be 84 decibels with a drive by. If I put inserts in am I going to be close??? If the gasket is ok what would a used/running 455 cost??