Evinrude lower units were the demise of their bigger outboards. Failure rates are significantly higher than other brands and they just kept increasing their warranty to sell them instead of fixing the problem. No wonder they are out of business. Evinrude on a slow boat is just fine. Put them on a go fast boat - even a glass walleye boat the catches a little air time to time and the LU will be gone in no time. They nearly disappeared on the bass boats because of the issues and long time pros gave up cause they couldn’t compete getting towed in every couple tournaments.