As with any mechanical device, if you exceed the design capabilities of the TRS you will be buying parts for it.Originally Posted by thisistank
As for parts shortages, call the reputable drive shops and talk with them about it. I think Mr Cig just got two rebuilt and he didn't mention anything about "parts shortages". In fact, I think he might have four of them for sale, as I've heard he's installing Konrads.
I wouldn't be afraid of any boat with healthy TRS drives. In fact, I was looking for a 38 Cigarette WITH TRS drives and couldn't find one at that time so I found one with SSM IIIA's. If you want to have serious cash outlay just have one of those rebuilt.
Jay13, if you and the wife like the boat and the deal is good for you, Get a buy-sell agreement with theseller leaving you the three standard "outs", which are survey, sea-trial and personal inspection.