I'm hoping to tap into a greater knowledge on outdrive comparisons. Unfortunately my Alpha upper ate its self last month and I'm having trouble deciding how to proceed. I am considering going with a Bravo 3 but obviously the price tag has me questioning whether that would be the right decision. I am not ready to repower yet but when I do I would want to up the power, however, since I currently run a carbureted 5 liter I could up the power and still stay under the 300hp mark. The biggest question I have is if anyone with a 1999ish 2452 and a 5.0 engine has run the bravo 3? I would like better economy and better tracking at low RPM. I have researched enough to know that the handling will be better but there doesn't seem to be a lot of 5.0 with the bravo three on this particular boat to get economy figures from. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.