Hey Jefe,
I have a hard time saying it (being a die hard merc guy all my life) but those E-tech's sound like REALLY impressive motors. Bomb really did a great job on on these. If it was blank check time, I still would go with the the Merc 250xs, rumored to be closer to 270 hp at the prop (2005 models turn 6400 vs 5850 rpms) nut I am a merc guy. Glad holshot is hookin ya up brother, I don't want the only pics in the fishing files to come from florida.