Been boating practically my whole life mostly Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Thousand Islands and Trent Severn Waterway. Fortunate enough to have travelled the ICW from Lake Ontario to Fort Lauderdale in 2013. Started out with runabouts with outboards but moved into straight drive inboards for years. Now have a 2005 Chaparral 330 Signature with 350 Mercs. with Bravo 3 Drives. Scary for me. Heard all sorts of good and bad about Inboard / Outboards.