Just picked up a boat, paid $100.00 for boat,trailer and all the gear including skies. Only problem is the forward gear does not hold, just kinda ratchets and can hear dogs slipping. It also has the skeg busted off from previous owner hitting a non-movable object at WOT, he said this is when lower unit failed as well. The power head runs great it has 122, 125 &125 lbs compression on cylinders so I think it is in good shape. The previous owner just had carbs rebuilt. Also need info on motor if possible it is a 85 HP Force Model 856L8A serial 1092. Any clue about year and are these motors anygood? First thing I need is get a manual for it. Fix lower unit, water pump, replace all fuel hoses, new fuel tank (old one appears to have creeping crud in it) and replace carpet in floor. Upholstery I aint to worried about right now due to may change seating arraingement anyway.