I have a 87 smoker craft pro angler 17' aluminum w/classic 50 mercury (same year)
Boat hull is a little rough, could use new floor, transom.. not a huge deal.
Problem is the tilt n trim has failed.. solenoids click but trim motor doesn't spin.
The gas motor runs great, last check compression was in range of 125-130 on all 4 cylinders. I rebuilt the carbs last year so they are in great shape.
I called a nearby dealership just for grins to see what they would quote for repair/replace and they came back with $1200 bill.
I am sure thats prolly what the whole motor is worth or close to it.
what to do ?