One of my friends has been looking for a motor to put on his boat for a long time. He originally was only looking at new motors because he was sure that these would be better than any used motors that he could find. After looking at prices on some of them, he realized that a used motor might not be a bad idea when it came to his purposes, since they were much cheaper.
Once he found a good motor to buy, he brought it home to work on right away. He spent an afternoon going over the motor and making sure that all of the parts of it looked like they were in good working order. He then made sure to get some Evinrude outboard oil for the engine. He took the motor out on the lake for the first time without any problems at all.