Im starting to get pretty serious about buying a new boat, a Lowe. Now Lowe only bundles their boats with Mercury outboards, giving me options for a 2 stroke or one of several 4 strokes, and they really want to sell me the Mercury 2 stroke. After doing some research, I think what I really want is the Lowe boat with an Evinrude E-tec. To do that, Ill probably have to buy them separately, and get the Evinrude dealer to install the outboard. My question is, is going against the manufacturers bundle like that a bad idea? I know it might cost a little more Im not even sure Ill be able to find a dealer who wants to do it, but for now Im trying to weigh the pros and cons before I talk to any more boat dealers. Things like possible warranty issues, performance problems, general headaches, etc? Any thoughts?