I have a 1978 6hp johnson long shaft outboard. I bought the motor on e-bay 1 1/2 ago. I replaced the water impellar and put a new prop on it. I have not used it at all, but it runs fine, shifts fine, and I don't see antything else wrong with it. I last year bought a 20ft boat and don't believe that this will be enought hp to use as a kicker. I have $400.00 in it, but will take the first $300.00.