Amen, Tubs! "Live in the past...it's cheaper". My mentor/advisor in college had a sign on his office door that said that. Yeah, the new 4-strokes are quiet & smooth and idiot-proof (but expensive).... My poor old pontoon boat that my wife and I use on almost a daily basis when the water isn't 'hard' has a 30 yr old OMC twin that just plain runs. I bought it 20 years ago when it was 10 years old. Feed it a water pump impeller every few years 'just because'.... It really, really likes gasoline. Ok. I think I paid $500 for it back when I had hair and it runs as nice now as it did then. I can't get past the fact that I have a whole garage full of operating fishing motors for pennies on the dollar, in addition to some really old stuff.....and they're darned near indestructible. I can fix 'em all with normal tools, an extensive vocabulary, and parts that are relatively easy to find (for the most part). The local party store sells beer, two stroke oil , and rec-gas. Buy lots of all of the above and life is good, cheap, and paid for.
I say "Pardon Me" a lot. I had a 20H with a toilet bowl, then raced open mod sleds.