I had a mechanic work on it and he found a worn pin was causing the slop. he also found a crack in the gimbal housing. I get it back next week so hopefully all is good now. about 3,200 bucks to go through the boat and make repairs. replacing the blower, trim sensors, gimbal housing, steering pin, exhaust risers, raw water pump, seals, spark plugs, cap & rotor, wires, oil/ fluid changes.
trying to get it all out of the way this first year that we have it so next year should just be regular stuff...