I have upgraded my HP, so I have my 18hp available. I bought it a few months ago and used it 2-3X/week. Never a problem. The carb was just removed and cleaned 1 month ago, it runs great. It takes a couple a pulls to get it started, but after it warms up, it takes just one. It idles at the perfect speed to troll, as I have caught many fish trolling. I am not sure of the exact year as the modal number is scratched. It begins with FD. and the years differ on fuel ratio, so I have been running it at 50:1 It pushed my 14' around nicely. On Griggs, It would get me from Fishinger Bridge to Hayden Run Bridge, in 11 minutes. I purchased it at $400, but will let it go for $350.00.