There wasn't enough oil in the outboard, fuel was seeping into the cockpit and water was dripping in through the centerboard trunk. Maybe today wasn't the day for a sail after all.
After sailing a couple of days last week I had noticed there was some water, maybe a cup or so, under the bunk flat on the port side of the center board trunk. Only two places it could have come from - 1) maybe one of the gallon water bottles stored there had leaked or 2) it was seeping in through the centerboard pin. So when I backed SPARTINA down into the water this morning I opened the deck plate and saw the water dripping down from the cb pin. When I first launched SPARTINA about 10 years ago I had a drip there, quickly fixed by tightening the bolt. The following year there was a drip on the first launch of the season, again quickly fixed. And for the next eight years no leaks at all - until this week. I took out the tool kit, tightened the bolt about 3/4 turn.
Motoring away from the dock I thought to check the oil level. I had just changed it the day before, measuring the oil to the milliliter. I looked at the inspection port to see it was very low - though I still can't imagine why. Still with a nice day ahead of me I tied SPARTINA to the dock, drove home and returned with the oil and a funnel. Trying to put oil into the engine while it was mounted in the inboard well was difficult if not impossible. So I pulled the outboard and put in on its side in the cockpit. Starting to add the oil I noticed some water in the cockpit, or at least I thought it is water until I smelled fuel, realizing I had forgotten to close the gas cap vent on the outboard. I cleaned up the fuel, maybe half a cup or so, and decided to check the cb pin to see how it is doing. A tiny drop was coming down from the pin. So I didn't have enough oil where I needed it, and I had fuel and water where it was not supposed to be. D'oh! I realized it was not a day for sailing.
Home now. I think I've got the cb leak fixed but won't know until my next sail. Oil is up to the correct level. Fuel cleaned up. What's the forecast for next weekend??