E32-3 PSS Shaft Seal Blowout - A Christmas Story of Sorts

I had my holiday close-call, and my most trying experience as a boat owner yet, on Christmas eve. I just took the boat out to warm up the engine so I could do an oil change and winterization. 100 feet off the buoy, I slipped it into reverse and heard a very loud BANG--I thought I’d blown out reverse gear. Forward worked okay, and I was already off the buoy, so I continued my half-lap around the bay to warm up the engine. A few hundred yards further, I took a peek under the cockpit bench to...
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