Hello, I am new here. I just purchased a 1999 270 from a family that did not run it or take care of it for 5 years. It unfortunately sat in a lake uncovered for those years. It had about 6" of standing rain water in the engine bay and standing water in the cabin. So far I dried it out using a couple of heaters. After installing new spark plugs, wires, oil, Distributer cap, batteries, and a starter, it started right up. Now the next task will be removing the 70+ gallons of 5 year old fuel. We have it running off of a 6 gallon aux. tank right now. It also looks as though the alternator is shot. The boat is going to need a major amount of work just dealing with the cabin interior mold and mildew, but the purchase price was almost free. Any tips from anyone on the forum would be greatly appreciated. I have been around boats from 26' - 60' all of my life, but never owned one.