Sweet, glad to hear it worked out and thanks for the shout out. Mine's been fine now for about 4 seasons since I had to clean it out.
Make sure it's mounted with the shaft pointed downwards. That way when water splashes on it, it's less likely to go into the armature. This is especially important on V-drives since it's right by the transom. I made that mistake when I originally installed it, and it lasted about 3 seasons.