i hope its ok to do this, have a friend who is a boc member, that has a older mer. motor, he just got this boat a few months ago. well it seems hes lower unit froze and busted. ive been looking every where for a lower unit for him but cant find one. its a long shaft 1971 65hp mercury. he is a great guy & a very good fisherman, just trying to get him going and back on the water. hope someone has and old mer. out in the shed that they would part out. thanks e1 for any help that you might have.