FLScout172 - 3/12/2008 8:46 AM A1, Thanks for the advice. ..
He said this particular model because of its age doesn't have the hours recorded on the computer. Is there any truth to that?
He either does not know anything about low emission motors or he is outright lying to you. Since 1998 they have to have a permanent record of running time per the EPA and CARB.
Even though they run good when kept up, the FICHT motors have a very low value prior to 2002, when Bombardier took over Evinrude. Make sure the boat is priced right for the hull, accessories, and trailer, but the motor has very little resale value.