I'd look even older. The old, simple two strokes (oil in the gas, carbs) seem to run forever unless you overheat them (if you buy a used one, the first thing you fix is the water impeller in the foot).
I had a 78 135 evinrude, and it had factory compression with 400hrs on it.
If you buy the Seloc manual, you shouldn't have any trouble with working on it. They really aren't all that complex, just different. Old ones, anyway. New stuff is ubercomplex and tightly packed. And damned expensive. Don't buy anything used that's been in salt water...
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