Someone giving you a hard time because you still have an Atomic bomb for an engine? I used those engines for years, even took one offshore
. They are about as bullet proof a little gas engine as you'll find plus they are easy to work
on. There was a day when they were the prefered engine for a smaller sailboat but you don't see many around anymore. They are plenty safe if all normal precautions are taken. Buttery smooth running little guy for sure.