I had freed up the steering years back, and while pumping grease into it cracked the housing, so it's not really fixable.
I can get the parts for it and swap the whole bracket assembly but I don't like the chances of it coming apart successfully!
The outboard wrecker said I'd most likely have to cut two engines up and make one good one - but I haven't tried dismantling it yet.
I had a bit of a look around for transom repair people and didn't find anything suggesting it would be an affordable price.
I would do it myself but already have too many projects and very little time. I figure it's best if it goes to someone who will restore it and actually use it!
While it's been an excellent boat it's not always the most practical option, with the shape making it easy to damage when trying to tie up at jettys, other boats, etc
If I had more time / money / space I'd definitely keep it, but I've had a pretty good run with it already