Well, I finally have decided to bite the bullett and purchase a brand new 9.9 four stroke. I am so tired of messing with my old one I cant tell you. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts one what to get. I am kinda partial to yamaha, but they are like $500 more than most of the other ones. Honda is another but I hear they can be hard to find parts for. I am up for any ideas you guys may have. Let me know where you guys stand. Thanks.