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Can you tell me if the water was hot or cool to the touch?
When was the last time the bellows were changed on the boat?
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If it's cold water then the water that is leaking into the boat has not run through the engine yet. The problem is going to be either a bad universal or shift able bellow, or a bad/loose gimble housing to transom gasket.
The drive and gimbal housing will need to be removed to check and see if there is any water inside either bellow. If those do end up dry, then gimbal housing itself needs to be looked at to see if that gasket is bad.
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If water comes in by the bollows, i should get water in even if the boat is not running after a week but thats not the case.
That is not necessarily true, especially on the ujoint bellow. The bellows can seal with the boat at idle but start to leak once they are vibrating, or once the trim angle changes.
Leaks can be hard to find. Can you tell at all where the water is coming from?