I've been all over the map the last month. First wanting to repower my 260..then looking at new to me Sundancers...then switching to Formulas...then ultimately being flexible on not having a portside Lounger, and getting a 2008 330 with 496's..the amount of boat you get, and the extra features and niceness of the interior swayed me back from formula. At over 35' LOA, that year 330 is special. The electric grill and fridge in the cockpit are sweet. But I digress. I'd been set on sticking with outdrives for the overall performance and it does give slightly better gas mileage too. That being said, the gas savings would be eaten up by the extra maintenance needed by a sterndrive set up. So really, I do like the ability to work that trim..find the sweet spot..cruise a little faster..I loved the experience with my single Bravo III..I think I'd have a blast with a pair of them and 496's..which btw, that boats performance numbers are pretty close to a 31/34PC.. I'm in Boston, so not a year long season. We found two boats. V drive has a colored hull, and some nice extra electronics. Sterndrive is 15k less money, less hours, white hull could use a radar/Gps.. I think I just like the aesthetics of the colored hull v drive boat more. I should stick with my expensive Bravo III's and be happy finding that sweet spot while ripping down to, Boston, provincetown, and MV Thanks for letting me vent.