Hi everyone. I have finally been able to dive back into my monte carlo 100 triple. I don't think that it is the engine causing my problems. I have been looking at it and it looks like what the manual calls the roller bearings inside the roller bearing housing went bad. (looks like a hose to me.) Anyway it was leaking some water around the drive shaft from it. when I had the issue. It is also where the weird sound was coming from. Question is would that cause me to loose power or just leak? I have the other ski I can take the part off of. The black house is also bulged causing me to believe that may be it too.