I have an lower unit lube leak from the small ports on the front side (boat side) of the lower unit. I replaced the lower unit lube this fall before winterizing it with Johnson lower unit lube and noticed a little weeping mostly out of the top port above the cav plate after running the fuel out at the ramp for part of the winterizing prep. It's a grayish color, like it would when water is in it. I took it out of storage this last week on a cabin fever binge. When I pulled it out, I noticed a good puddle of the gray gook on the top of the cav plate, as well as some tell tale signs out of the lower port below the cav plate. Suggestions, facts, and possible figures - pulease?!?. Somewhat mechanically inclined. I do have a shop manual, but it doesn't show these small port openings on the lower unit to give me a clue as to why the leakage or the purpose of these small openings... about an 1/8th inch above and below the cavitation plate. Thanks to all.