Got my boat back and found that the 2003 merc 150 has 171 total hours. I guess it's about worn out huh?
It did have an over heat code or two that they cleared. I suspected the motor didn't have all that much use considering the cosmetics and looking like a new one. This boat originally came out of Nebraska so I guess they don't fish much up there in the cold weather.
From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."
Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!