Red X Angler
Force got a bad image more because they were sold on junk boats (Bayliners) at low prices which attracted more people who knew nothing about maintenance. Chrysler engines with Mercury electronics basically. Force engines are "no frills" motors which make them easy to work on but they have no resale value really because of their reputation. They are not bad engines with one exception. The 5 cyl 150hp JUNK!. I say take advantage of the bad image to nail a low price on the rig and run the snot out of it. Just know that you will need to buy your parts on the internet and do the work yourself because any shop you go to is going to try to sell you a motor and talk smack about your Force. I have been inside many of them and they are good older designs. The electronics are sensitive but that's the same for all older Mercurys anyway as well. I will guess you are looking at a 120hp?