Truer words have never been spoken. I inherited a 16ft aluminum v-hull boat along with a 1959 Johnson QD-20 (10 hp) motor. The boat is in excellent condition, just needs some more comfortable seats. The motor, well, lets just say my dad didn't do the best in maintenance on things like this. I have no idea where he got the motor, but I do remember it growing up. Many memories of going out on the local lakes and taking fishing trips with a 14' aluminum boat. So I'm determined to keep this motor running. Mechanically, it's still very sound. The main problem has been keeping water out of the gear box. 4 years ago I replaced the coils and other electrical components after finding out the motor was running on one cylinder only. I also replace most of the seals in the lower unit after draining out about 50% and 50% oil from the lower unit. Well, i gotta re-do the lower seals again. I think I missed one seal and I again have water and gear oil mixing. Parts are not super expensive, unless replacing certain parts. The o-rings and seals are generally around a buck a peace. Always fun to mess around on projects.