This was videoed just after I purchased the boat. It ran when the seller started it, but water was only dripping from the tell tale. The seller assured me that it worked great and that a mud dauber must have built a nest in the tube. I did not take his word for it, but knowing I do not trust any old water pump and was going to replace it any way I purchased it. I did however insist on a discount since he could not prove to me the water pump was in working order. Good thing I did, because the water pump impeller was severely degraded and cracked. After replacing the impeller, shift shaft o-ring, and lower unit fluid it was ready to test. The first thing I did was check the tell tale and guess what came shooting out under the high pressure of a new water pump? A mud dauber nest! The seller had been correct, but that water pump had been in bad shape. All is well now though! Off to the lake!
FYI The seller had removed the oil injection so I am running mixed fuel.