All, thanks for your input.
Aric, what do you mean by an expensive option on the closed cooling engines? Maintenance or just upfront costs? In other words, if the boat has been in FW only -- are there any reliability or performance concerns with this type engine setup?
On the towers, will all 05 and 06 models have the "double ladder" top spoken of? I like the looks of the straight leg towers better but no real opinion. I was warned about older tower shake by a guy with a vested interest in selling an 07. If the older towers are stout, then no worries.
I really am not hung up on resale. Probably should have focused on reliability, maintenance, performance and functionality.
Mesquite, I will try to PM you.