I would never allow my family member to pony up such a bill for a boat as old and worthless as mine. When say NEW engine, I dont mean 2013. I mean New USED. Old GSM or even maybe go to a YSM12 or something. I am sorry I gave the impression I would be willing to allow such a thing to occur I assure you my shame would prevent such a thing from ever taking place.
Ah ok, I was a little confused
Call around, I found a YSM8 rebuilt for $1500 a few months ago and a 2GM20 for $4k rebuilt. If I had the guy's number, I'd give it to you, but I've since lost it. There are a lot of used motors floating around in decent shape.