OK, guys, its come down to this for me - I've decided that I'm either going to buy an 07 SR 340 w/ 8.1 Merc's or an 07 FW V358 w/ the Crusader 6.0's. I need your input. The engine set-up on the 340 is tested and proven, HOWEVER, I just learned that Merc has decided to discontinue that platform. The V358 that I'm looking at has the Crusader platform - same horsepower, BUT, at a higher RPM = ?more engine wear?:huh: Anyone have experience with the Crusader? What do you think about Merc discontinuing the 8.1's. Any input would be greatly appreciated.