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Gear Lube leaking from Prop

I have a slow oil drip coming from the propel blade on my 30 HP Yamaha outboard. Is this normal if the boat has been sitting for a month? Or is a seal cracked somewhere, that I can fix?
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Gear-oil smells like rotten egg. 2-stroke smells like gasoline. If you smell gear-oil it is time to change the seals in the gearbox.If it is 2-stroke don't worry it is normal if your oil to fuel mixture is a bit rich.

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Keep an eye on it and put a bucket with paper inside under the motor. You want to know whether the oil is burnt oil from the exhaust or gear lube. You should be able to tell from the color of the oil. Its kind of like soot in a chimney, the exhaust goes through the prop with the oil you added to the gas.

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