Originally Posted by polarbill
Sounds like that boat must of been run with a crap ton of weight a fair amount.
So long as it wasn't overheated or lugged excessively, who cares?? These engines are work horses, not race engines... We beat the snot out of my buddies 88 Nautique. It must have 2k hours on it. 1800-2500 lbs and it keeps coming back for more!
Do a leak down test/compression check... its probably fine