yes, definitely electronic controls. I have my eyes on a 300 hp Verado thats coming out of a guide program soon, if so i'll buy the associated merc controls and smart craft gauges.
my friends boat has a honda 200 on it with the tower and it does 33 knots at full throttle and cruises around 26 sipping fuel..
i'm thinking if i get that 300 verado and prop it right we should come up with some pretty good numbers. there is a 200 opti available for a really good price but i think i'd have a hard time going to a 2 stroke from a 4... we'll see how much this verado is gonna run me.