I can attest to his work. Had an old 15hp worked on by TK. If he isnt happy with it, he will not put it back in your hands. He had my motor running like a top. Never took more than 3 pulls whether it was 100 degrees out or below freezing temps out.....3 pulls.
In a situation like that, its hard to put a monetary value on any mechanics work. I look at it like this....if you need it done, it costs what it costs. I dont know the first thing about outboards...old or new. So me paying what i felt a very reasonable price for parts and labor to know i have a dependable motor was priceless.
January on the river, down stream of the boat launch isnt the best time to question the reliability of your rig. Lol.
You wont be disappointed with TK's work when you get it back.