The whole point to having an outboard was power to weight....... so now with the weights, why not just buy an I/O?
These motors to me are irrelevant.
As for "just up the boost", it already has a fair amount of boost, the head design sucks, the blower is too small and the quality isn't there..... for those of you that don't see this... wait till one lets go....... and they do let got... it ins't pretty.
Merc only cares about sales numbers and image not the consumer.
Carl K is rolling in his grave.....