I think the boat is ok where it is, we're now in Rouen as Erin says, so I can't move the boat. It is moored at www.boatparadise.fr
The guy there is a Mercury sales dealer called Gerald, tel. 0146999850, doesn't speak english so difficult for me to speak to him. He had a quick look and think there's been a lack of oil damaging a bearing possibly. He said he would get an engineer from a service agent in Paris to look as it's near the engineers home. But that was yesterday and I've not heard back.
I believe the engineer is from www.paris-marine.com
"Espace Mazura" but I don't think they speak any english either so I haven't been able to speak to them to find out if they have looked at it yet.
Maybe if you could speak to either of these people, probably Gerald at the marina, we could find out what's happening?