Thank you everyone for the input. If I could afford it, I would opt for the MK version of this motor. Seeing how I just dropped $8K on a skiff and I have a baby on the way, there’s literally no way the wife would approve the cost of the MK. This may be a good compromise until I can eventually upgrade. I just wasn’t sure about the longevity of these Haswings, but I’m optimistic based on the few folks who have experience with them.