I think you were bidding againt Retrorib's brother then
Unless you are
That Merc is the clamshell model which I'm told is not as good as the model I have (Nos, your thoughts?) but as long as it runs ok I'm sure it won't be a bad motor. Rest of the boat looks alright.
Getting quite in to this ebay boat buying aren't you, ah well, 3rd time lucky eh?!
If this one's no good, next time, go take a looksee at the boat before
you buy it, and better still take someone along what knows his stuff