The outdrive is very sensitive to weeds. It is relatively easy to clean it by hand with the oval port removed from the swim platform. We find calmer water to ski in closer to shore where the milfoil grows. The overheat alarm is routine. The speedo seldom works and we've got a cupholder mount for an Android phone with the big speedo GPS app. Thought my transmission was blown when I couldn't get on plane. Raised outdrive to trailer position and observed and cleaned it through oval hole in platform. Only a long wrapped string of weed interfered with propulsion by my High 5 prop. This is a lot touchier than an outboard but the removal of the port lets me see what going on immediately and clean. The "prop port" is now available for use, as appropriate.