We were running the Sea Ray SPX 230 Outboard through its performance numbers when we spotted a deer swimming in the middle of the lake. We zipped over and positioned our boat to watch as it slowly swam toward shore. As we idled forward, the water got shallower and shallower, until the deer was standing. But we simply trimmed the outboard and idled in, until we saw it sprint up the shore and into the woods. And that, more than any number, is a great real-world example of the benefits of outboard power. You can trim it up high and, if needed, completely out of the water.