Retired and decided it best for the wife to get back into boating after a long hiatus and myself to give it a whirl. Serious downgrade in size for her but it's what the budget can afford. I bought a 1995 175 BR in okay shape with a host of issues. The Sun pad is missing which led to my finding out the stern panel that forms the back rest of the seats is poorly attached and mounted too far forward. The grab handles and steering wheel have been painted somewhere along its storied past, the carpet has been changed to grey or at least most of it has been. (Should be burgundy.) The big issues are a noise in the outdrive (gimbal brg/u-joints?) and the trailer is junk. (Port side rail is rusted out and the tongue is offset to the starboard.) The good news is I bought it cheap, the engine and outdrive look excellent, the structure appears to be seaworthy and the rest can be put to right in time. Yes, the original trailer as well. I already have plans to get a few sticks of 4" x 2" 11 Ga and see how much it will cost to have it bent to the proper shape. If cost prohibitive then straight sides and a 30 degree angle towards the tongue will have to do. C-channel is another option.