How about buying used?
Update... Local Mercury Stealer wants 3 to 4k closer to 4 he says to "repair" re-sleeve one cylinder. IDTS...Now shopping for used motors.
NADA says 2,650.00 High side. If I can get 800$ for it and buy a 200HP direct replacement meaning no additional gauge or cabling costs for under 4K...
As it sets now it worth about $700-900 and if repairs are extensive(welding /sleeving) you can get $1500 in parts real quick and this is DIY not shop.
Thanks cMc and panther both two diff company's and how do u tell if it's tilt and trim it has two inner and two outer shocks and to lines