Saw this gem on Craigslist this morning. I surmise a $9 spring would fix the recoil issue in a jippie and this is a steal at $250. These motors run in about 6" of water when they on inclined and still keep the water pump wet. Great motor if you are looking.
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/boa/2713774562.html1964 9.5 two stroke. Runs great. Recent tune up. Recoil starter is weak. Pull start slow to rewind. Sometimes have to rewind by hand. Fished with it all summer. Only issue is recoil. Call Stan 865-566-1290