Hello all, I'm in the market for a Zodi style boat. My questions have to deal with the motor and the prices/age. Why are the motors so expensive? Once you pony up the $$$s, how long do they last? How "afraid/worried" should I be about buying an older motor? Most folks say they haven't had any issues with theirs, but I don't know enough about them. I am an admitted novice on the subject and will be learning as I go. Are there any good books you would recommend reading?

Any help you choose to give will be much appreciated.