I went to look at that little runabout I posted last night. The seller was a great guy, the boat overall was in decent shape. With one BIG Hang Up. For one it hadn’t ran in 2 years, but worse than that the prop had some broken. He said the last time they took it out it just wouldn’t go into forward or reverse which wasn’t quite true it would go into great but apparently didn’t spin the prop. He had an extra lower unit laying around but who knows what kind of condition it’s in. I figure with the age of the outboard you’d be better off just putting on a whole new motor than trying to fix that one. I didn’t even make an offer as I didn’t want to offend the guy.
However I found another nice looking 14ft runabout first sale locally. I’m going to check it out right now.