Moved this to here seems like a better fit for my question I am looking to upgrade from my 1989 Sea ray 220 CC to a 1987 Sundancer 270 It has the infamous twin Mercruiser 470 170hp/3.7L engines The boat exterior and cabin etc look to be in really good shape and clean. The boat has lots of extras including a Dinghy, windlass anchor etc The motors and engine bay are very clean well maintained. The owner also appears to be a guy who has all of the work done by a mechanic and has it regularly worked on The price is also seems right $11000 where the bidding stopped. I haven't paid him yet as I need to see it start and pulled out of the storage for a full 360 degree inspection this week. What I have seen so far I am quite excitied to buy BUT: I'm scared though and having second thoughts the more I read people bash the engines? :huh: Anybody have any positive stories with a similiar set up?