tilt/trim options for my 35 hp Johnson
It appears that at least the trim motor and possibly the tilt cylinder are shot on my 13' RIB Johnson 35 hp 2 stroke. A full replacement of the unit is about $1100 and and I;m guessing about $300 in labor.
I'm still waiting to hear back from a mechanic (that I haven't used before) with a formal estimate, but it's an older boat with some shortcomings (needs more power/dirty engine/leaky tube/ a little to cramped for diving) and I don't want to/can't drop that kind of money into her this summer.
Does anyone know of any less-than-perfect work arounds for this? Can it be operated manually? Any help is useful!