Originally Posted by spartacus
Only thing to watch with these Zodiacs (mid 80s) is that the tube seam runs under the lace cuff. Zodiac later moved the seam underneath which was better, as the boat was subject to pressure increase in hot weather. The Yamaha engine is probably early 80s and built to last. Change the impeller, thermostat, gear oil, sparks and starter pull cord regularly and this engine will last forever.
This is where a forum like this can be very helpful, people willing to give advice, and with knowledge of different makes/models boats/engines that helps others make an informed decision