This is my first post on a forum, ever. Forgive me if I do not follow etiquette. I recently picked up my bother's 1983 240 offshore. The haul appears to be in great shape and I will be assessing the more difficult areas in the up coming weeks. Everything works all I need to do is repower. I have an endless list of questions but the immediate issue is the motor. I have access to a 2006 225hp Yamaha four stroke outboard. Its my dads. Its currently on his boat that has not touched the water in three years because of his haul. Great idea, let combine the two. I was wondering what anybody thought about taking two working parts, already paid for, and putting them together? Be nice.