I have already found a couple of dodgy connections and rusty pipe clips, but otherwise it seems to run well. it apparently started second go, having been standing for 9 months, so that seems pretty promising. i have ordered a set of plugs and am changing the filters.
Should it have an air filter? At the moment it is open, just breathing whatever is in the engine cover. it is going to be based at HISC where there is a lot of sand blowing around, I would be happier with some kind of filter on the intake.
All I have left to sort out is some play in the steering,which doesn't appear to be adjustable? I also need to sort out the trim / tilt gauge that needs calibrating, it reads about a quarter too high, ie with the engine fully down, it is reading quarter up. I don't know whether it is possible to rotate the switch slightly?