Trying to get some first hand knowledge if I can. I’m restoring my 18’ sterling flats boat to include a new repower. I’m torn between the mercury 175 pro xs and the E-Tec 150 H.O. G2. I’m leaning towards the E-Tec for a cpl of reasons. Warranty, 2 stroke and maintenance. I’ve also been told the new mercury 175 pro xs won’t be available until the beginning of 2020 So I’d rather not wait that long. Has anyone on here had any dealings with Evinrudes warranty? I’d love to hear any pros and cons to both. If I’ve been informed correctly,I know I won’t be able to get any feedback on the 175 so if anyone is running the 150 pro xs, information on that would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for any information.