Well I took the boat out yesterday, but I think I should have stayed home and threw a hundred dollars out my front door. The day started out raining, and never stopped. And of course my buddy was on the bow and kicked off the little rubber boot over the trim and tilt by the trolling motor pedal. So once that to also got wet, the outboard kept trimming up and the only way to keep it down was to have someone sit on the bow and trim it down when it came up. Which was about every 2 minutes ( not a whole lot of fun when your a couple miles from the dock. We then tried to wait out some of the rain under a bridge...which as you can tell also did not turn out well. My buddy didnt sit the anchor well and we started drifting..in the rain...with the outboard still trying to trim up on us. We then tried to use the trolling motor to get back uner the bridge..in a ridiculous strong current....which lead to the fuse for the trolling motor blowing and the plastic casing around the fuse and connectors to melt. We were finally able to limp back to the dock and get her on the trailer. Other than that the boat runs great, just got some little bugs to fix. Once I got home I drilled through the pop rivets around the trim and tilt on the bow and dried out the connection, and guess what?......No trimming up, imagine that. I'll go buy a new rubber boot and toggle switch to be sure that doesnt happen again. Also while I'm at it, I guess I will need to buy a pop rivet gun to mount the bracket again. And as fot the fuse for the trolling motor, I'll just replace that hook up completely and use shrink wrap around the connections instead of electrical tape....It seems to work better in Typhoons. But like I said.....other than those few slip ups, the boat runs great.