The Mirage is a thrifty package with the E-Tec. We noted that our most economical cruising speed was 15 mph at 3,000 rpm, where fuel mileage was 6 mpg (2.5 gph). The familiar two-stroke punch and growl delivered by the Evinrude E-Tec proved fun on this boat. But the 8522 DLZ LE’s max horsepower rating is 150, and a 150 would be more practical given that it wouldn’t have to work so hard to reach cruising speeds, whereas the 115 is turning higher rpm to achieve the same performance. Handling-wise, the 102-inch width of the Sylvan made it a stable platform even in hard turns; at nearly 24 feet long, it can bridge the spans of most lake waves nicely, so pitching is kept to a minimum.