Leaking gearcase oil from a Mariner 40
Just come to use my outboard today and found it is leaking small quantities of oil from the water inlets (where my muffs fit) and from around the prop. Decided not to launch- gutted as the weather is beutiful today.
The engine has been stored horizontally over winter (prop down, tiller up) and i've got a feeling that i may have damaged a seal when standing it upright (used the prop as a pivot).
Has anyone any ideas as to the likely damage I have caused and how simple it will be to fix?