On one of my 10 foot Talons it appears the inner workings have slipped down an inch below the casing or the casing has slid up an inch. Has anyone experienced that and if so is it an easy fix and is it safe to keep using my boat until I can get it into the shop?

My Yamaha 250 engine got stuck in the up position. Eventually it started working again, but it seems to be laboring quite a bit to go up and down. How do I check the hydraulic fluid level for the trim motor? Any other suggestions?