Good seeing you this weekend. I guess I was fortunate in missing the Party.
He has two 30's coming together right now but only 36's in final rigging . As for power. While the KE power option is very desirable it will definatley cost you more. Spectre has orders on several sets of the new 525's with swept headers. That should be a fantastic package coupled with XR's and Sportmaster Lowers. Provided Mercury can keep the XR's stable. I believe you would be making a wise decision going with stock power and a great paint job. A huge logo streatched across the boat would be cool.
525's should get you 113-115 mph. Thats real fast..learn to handle that before stepping up to high horsepower options.
picture is of mike colemans new 30 w/500's- Bad to the bone!!