Was thinking of a deep v and being brave and running it in the Gulf of Mexico or maybe the intercoastal waterways to start off with. The tunnel hull is cool but don't you need pretty flat water to run that? Since the flex shaft is the same as the 7.5, it seems to me that that giant engine is more of a show piece than a real performer. Please straighten me on this! I love the idea of a giant outboard but if I'm limited to a smaller hull because of a design whoops, then what is the point? What about a big v hull and dual 7.5's? What about a triple setup? I know I'm thinking like a wombat, but I like to be out there ya know?!?!