These are the videos showing what I was doing. Kind of a Part I and Part II. I explain a little what I did to get it working. I'm happy to say that it now seems to be working for now. Since I bought the boat, I haven't looked at the impeller so I decided to go ahead and pull that out. While doing that, I tore a small piece off and now need to replace it. I'll try going to the West Marine that's an hour away and see if they have something I can use.
Hopefully some of the info can be useful to others. I learned something so it wasn't a wasted day.