So they come w/ a warranty. If you had them in your boat would you just let any merc mechanic work on them? Are all merc mechanics created equal? I don't think so. So what's the one year warranty worth? that much more than a Zul 1yr warranty, or a Mesa Balancing 1yr warranty? And if you have questions about your motors, whose gonna answer them?
I agree, w/ Bhunter. These motors are great for the guy who'll drop coin on a boat at a boat show. Anyone really into their boat would probably have it built for them w/ the engine choice of their own. just my $0.02.