So on the way to the lake last Saturday I was rear ended. The guy didn't have insurance so I will only get what mine covers. My question for the forum is, fix it or salvage it? I know you can only see so much in photos, but your opinion would help me.
1997 Maxum 1900 SR2
Mercruiser MCM 4.3 LX Gen+
Stern drive Alpha1 Gen II
The real question is, what is the likelihood of unseen damage? I can price out a new upper and lower unit. The front tie down eyelet is pulled to the side and wiggles a bit now. Is this a red flag? I can't see other fiberglass breakage, so the concern would be higher up in the engine or something I'm not thinking of.
The impact was hard enough to break the tie down strap, shove the boat forward on the trailer, and then bend the trailer neck enough so the front of the boat hit my car.
See photos and let me know what you think.