After many weeks of scouring western Michigan by way of Craigslist for a suitable outboard motor, I found one today, literally, just down the road. I spotted a small outboard motor for sale in front of a neighbor's place and stopped to take a look. It was an old, beat up motor that didn't look worth the $30 "as is" asking price. But when I talked with the guy, he said he had another small outboard for sale. He showed me a Johnson 3HP outboard that looked very good. When it fired up on the second pull, I was sold.
Gardens now has an outboard.
Still looking for a trailer.