I just picked up a 14' SEAMAID (1964) aluminum jon boat with a 1995/6 mercury 9.9 outboard for $50.00. The owner claims the boat does not leak and that the outboard will start with one or two pulls. He lives on Middle Bass Island and said he could no longer put it in the water by himself, so he bought a 17' Lund and he keeps that at a marina all summer. I've been busy and have not had a chance to put it in the water or run the motor. I plan on doing it tomorrow. Funny little extra. As I was waiting three hours to take the ferry back to Port Clinton I ran into a guy who asked me if I was fishing around the island. I told him I was just picking up the boat and what I got with it for 50 bucks, He asked who from and then said " aawwjeeeez, I gave that outboard to him for a case of whisky". I just goes to show whats more important when you are stuck on an island in the dead of winter. I will let you know if the boat floats and if the outboard runs. I did get it from a neighbors dad, so I dont think he would BS me.......We'll see.