It is a painful decision. I am torn. I want to shy away from the Etec G2 but my range will increase significantly with this beast. Evinrude has a promotional going on for free rigging. I had a F300 UCA and I must say it was awesome. A brute that never changed it's tune in a cruise. I set the song and it never changed a note no matter what the sea was doing to the boat. No promotions and higher maintenance. I have the new sled and have been working hard getting it ready. Everytime I look at those twin 1999 Optimax 225's I have bad thoughts. I think they need to go and I want a repower. I do not know if I can stand the looks of the G2's, for me I think they are fugly, but who knows I could get over it and they have integrated helical gear drive power hydraulic steering. The oil tank is in the motor not the boat! F300 no oil.......Tough stuff..what are your opinions?