Just wanted to post this so everyone knows there are still some honest people out there! as some of u know i took out the lower unit recently on my toon. I wasn't having much luck at all finding the parts. I was about 30 minutes away from going to buy another motor to re-power my boat when i checked the replies to my post and saw that a guy had posted saying he had a motor that he thought would be the same. I did some research and found out that it was the same as mine and proceeded to make arrangements to buy this lower unit from this guy. Well i mailed him 200$ & told him to ups it to me next day service. Turned out he couldn't get the lower unit off and called me the next day to tell me so. He offered to send me my money back, and would try to find someone to buy the "whole" motor so i said i would rather just give him the 400$ he originally wanted for the whole thing. Well we worked it out and instead of getting the lower unit i bought the whole motor. Here's how it went, i talked to him on the phone & sent him the other 200$. Now i've never met this guy, only saw that one post he made on my thread. He shipped me the motor from his buddy's shop next day service and called to make sure i got it Ok. I have to admit in the back of mind i was kind of skeptical at first, but said o well this is the only way i'll get what i need to fix my boat, so i did & both parties were completely satisfied!!! Just thought that was very cool that he went ahead and sent it, called to make sure everything went good, and waited for me to send the rest!!!!