View Poll Results: WYou favorite Mercury Racing engine
525 EFI
57.41%
600 SCI
2.78%
700 SCI
2.78%
850 SCI
12.04%
1075 SCI
25.00%
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:52 PM
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The 525EFI appears to be a great motor. Good power, operates on low octane fuel, closed cooling and should run for a couple hundred hours no matter how far and often the sticks are hammered. The blower motors make the big power but also put alot of stress on parts. It seems the EFI and screw style superchargers have brought marine supercharging to a new level. However, I think supercharging a motor is like juicing an athlete, sure they put up big numbers but most of the time the careers are shortened by injury.
Barry Bonds may be a good example.
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:03 AM
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Kinda hard to include the 700SC since no one has experience with it, other than seeing pictures and what not.

I like the 850SC though!
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:57 AM
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The 850 and 1075s are great but recommended rebuild every 100hrs is tough. The 525 is my choice because of reliability/longevity.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:16 AM
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We love our 525EFI's. They are very rugged and run absolutely mint with 225hrs on them! We are thinking of going with the new 700 motor in our next boat but I would have to say 525 for now because of our experience with them.
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I think the 525 is an awesome motor; its versatility with many types of boat applications is pretty much unmatched. I also like the components used in it, and it looks good too.

I also like the 850 and 1075 engines, I like the look and the lower profile with these new engines. I don't know much about the 700 obviously, but think it'll fit the gap better than that 600 does. Of all the merc. racing engines, I don't really see the point of having the 600 around, especially now with the 700 out.
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Old 03-11-2006, 07:10 PM
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I always loved and had no problems after going to dry exhausts with the 502/465hp.
The sound was just AWESOME!!!!!!
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:57 PM
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What the hell were the old school 900hp N/A Motors from Mercury called? They had 8 velocity stacks, sounded wicked, and ran way hard. I'm sure reliabilty was a factor, but that was my favorite. Second would be the 900SC. If ya ever get a chance to see one apart take a look, Mercury put some nice peices in them.
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HP500 - Rock Solid and proven
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