After many years of looking for just the right Ski Nautique I found this one on Ebay in August. It did not meet the reserve price so I called the owner up and after a few phone calls we made a deal. The boat was in Utah so a friend and me packed my truck and 2 days later it was in my garage. It is in good shape for being 36 years old. The motor is a Ford Escort 351. It leaks a little oil so next summer I will pull the motor and put in all new gaskets. Then spend a lot of time on the water.