Thats what I had thought. In disbelife of the hours I had the dealer I bought it from hook it up to there scope before I bought it and it was true. Just had a new lower unit put on it and it now has 89 hours. I am already getting more use out of it than the previous owner. Good luck with you boat Rob and I highly suggest westmar boat insurance I hit a "object" in my boat after only having it for a few month the insurance paied for a new lower unit and prop all I had to pay was 250.00 deductable.