Well, my 2004 project (restoring 16 ft alum Starcraft) is nearing completion. Here's pics if you want to see (before and after)... Interior Before After A old friend of mine gave me a 1980 Johnson 9.9 longshaft, elec start. Was hooked up for controls, but also has tiller handle. He said it ran well, but hasn't been used in 3-4? years. He suggested I have a mechanic give it the once over. Here's my questions - 1. Who's a good/best small motors (Johnson) guy in Central OH - recommendations? Hopefully someone who has a few extra parts available... 2. If it starts up, is this even necessary? I can change plugs, lower unit oil, etc. 3. What would you do first to such a motor, that's been sitting so long? 4. Assuming I get the thing going, these seem like pretty reliable units? I would think w/ Hoover @ 10hp limit there would be a LOT of Johnson <10hp owners in the Central Ohio area... pros/cons? Thanks for any and all inputs!!!