thats what the saleswoman said it would be for shipping due to the long shaft but like you said a great deal all the wayIts gonna be an extra $50 for S&H unless the marina stocks them but still a great deal. the warranty is even transferable if you sell the motor:thumbsup:
Also, the evinrude ones are greyish for some reason, I don't know why they don't paint them white like the motors but it is what it is.
I've got one on my 95' 150 ProV Yam. I think breakin on them is critcal. They don't lap the gears so you need to change gear oil after 10hrs and then I recommend again at 20-25hrs. At the first oil change I saw quite a bit of metal on the magnetic drain plugs both top and bottom, but that's just the gears wearing in together.I put one on my Evinrude after I wacked it this summer hitting something submerged, DUNK recommended them highly and so far so good. The only issue is you have to break it in yourself, it takes about 10 - 20 hours to do so you won't be running full out up front but the cost outweighs the work.
Although this post is older - there are a couple request for recent information. Seems the problems I have are the same as they have always been with this company.