GOT word today the boat is ready to go. Lower unit remanufacturer sent a complete new re-manufactured Lower Unit . They reported   a seal broke down and lower unit filled with water. They could not get the lower unit apart which is why they just went ahead and replaced it .It was under warranty

 I decided after looking at weather  forecast to just go ahead and have her  winterized  and I will pick her up in morning and bring her home wrap up 2011. Not the best of years but I will provide a 2011 recap before year ends .