So we recently bought some remote property that included a 16' jon boat with a 35 Merc 2 stroke with a jet unit. The whole set up is early 2000 with VERY low hours on it. It was last run 8 years ago and ran great. The boat has been stored outside, on it's side with the motor on it and covered. When I looked it over last year it looked like a brand new set up. Not even a scatch on the boat inside or out. The motor looked very clean and shiny. What should I expect besides the usual,change spark plugs, make sure the pistons move, clean gas? How about water pump? jet unit? I will be making a trip in June to go over the boat and then again in July to put it in the water and run it and get it ready for moose season. Last question, the river in question has LOTS of floating leafs that get sucked into jets. Is there and gizmos's or tricks to help fighting against this? Thanks!