Mark give us some details. You had a rude that you liked if I'm not mistaken . What did you change for? What motor did you get? I'm asking because I am going to have to do this down the road.
Loved the Etec. Unfortunately I cratered the lower unit on a long run. A new one is not cheap and was hesitant to put $6000 or so into a motor with a ton of hours that was probably only worth about that if it was running right.
I found a Pro XS that was a couple of years old in great shaope. Drove to TN and got it and DMS installed it the next day. Since all my gauges were set up for the Etec it took a bit more work and planning to do the swap.
I like the Merc a lot but I admit I miss the torque and the quietness of that Etec 250HO. All in all it was probably one of the top 3 best motors I have owned. I ran it hard and ran it a lot. Until this lower unit I never had any issues with it.