Bottom line is that they are a solid drive. They are older and parts are supposedly becoming harder to find but you still see a LOT of spares and parts for sale. They have a transmission as opposed to a Bravo" boat so that probably adds 200 lbs (?) to the boat, changes engine placement, and X dimension. Also, I am not sure, but the drive themselves just "look" heavier than the Bravos. My guess would also be that you would lose a LITTLE parasitic power from the Crank to the Prop based on having a seperate tranny versus having the tranny in the drive like in a bravo. Maybe someone who is more knoledgeable can quantify this.