I took my boat out to blue marsh today to have a day on the water, but that plan fell apart the same time my motor pulled the bolts and washers through the transomeoooh:oooh:oooh:???? Here is how it played out. I got there round 12:30, put in and whent on a run over to the other launch about a mile or so. I just floated around some waiting for my buddy to show up. Picked him up and backed out, turned around and started to head out. The water was smooth as glass so I gave'er some yum-yum (that's gas) and off we went. We went about oh maybe a 1000 yards then all of a sudden the steering got sloppy so I looked back and saw more water then I have ever seen before at that speed. I shut it down and went back to the motor and couldn't believe my eyes. WTF??????? I got it started and headed for shore. I got mybud to drive it while I looked in the fuel area, OMG!!!!! WTF@!#!#! we're gonna sink!!! Water was just pouring in and the pump wasn't gonna keep up. By the time Len and John got me back to the launch the boat had water over my batteries and my fuel tank was floating, trim pump was under water too. Water was up as far as my seats and console. We strapped the motor down with tie dows and transome saver to try and save what is let of my transome, secured it for the 18 mile trip home. I got it home, backed into the garage and had a smoke and a drink and said to myself, myself " WTF just happened today?". Well it looks like I have a new winter project for myself.