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Old 09-12-2006, 09:32 PM
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I just put my first Merc 300xs Optimax on a new 21ft Liberator cat. It only had 1 hour on it when I gave it to the customer and it still ran 99.5 mph. He told me the other day that he ran 190 miles on 33 gallons of gas. I'm rigging a new 30ft Liberator with twin 300xs motors now. I think it will get 3 mpg. Not bad for a 100 mph boat.
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Yamaha...dont they make stereos?? Jack it up, trim it out.....6,000 r's.....now we can break it!!
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1. Cost of repairs compared to inboards.
-- Labor is cheaper and easier to find. Can change a powerhead with help from a friend in 3 or 4 hours. Try that with a big block.

I've seen powerheads changed in 20 minutes in the pits at Formula 1 races I have changed with little experience in 1-2 hours!!
LOL!!! Dude -- I am so far from being an F-1 mechanic, I am flattered you even mention it. I can pick up a screwdriver and begin to bleed immediately!!!
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:27 AM
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I have had both, the maint on the ob is almost non existent if you keep the water out of your fuel.

No tuneups etc, just change your water pump and gear oil yearly.

I think merc will be coming out with a 300+ HP verado next year, also the verado has power steering.

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LOL!!! Dude -- I am so far from being an F-1 mechanic, I am flattered you even mention it. I can pick up a screwdriver and begin to bleed immediately!!!
Neither am I (I've changed powerheads twice lifetime), I'm just saying they can be changed in an hour or 2 and your back on the water.
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Yamaha...dont they make stereos?? Jack it up, trim it out.....6,000 r's.....now we can break it!!
WHAT DID YOUR LITTLE MISHAP COST IN THE BIG OL PIG? NOTE TO SELF---NO OIL PRESSURE ALARM-----STOP

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I had both. The only thing I didn't like about outboards was if you are a gear-head always wanting to tweak and modify there isn't much you can do to the outboard and there isn't much in the way of aftermarket parts. With a sterndrive the sky's the limit! and you can always look forward to increasing HP with various modifications...

There IS one modification for outboards that I found and fell in love with on my Talon, and that was NITROUS OXIDE!!
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I had a pair of Evinrude outboards on a C.C. for 12 years and they were great. The only issue was the lack of parts and mechanics to work on them if you couldn't do your own work. It seemed all the outboard mechanics only wanted to work on the smaller horsepower engines.

Are parts more available these daays ?

Also for the two-strokes don't foget oil costs.

I'd love to go back to a pair of beaters on a C.C.

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I think merc will be coming out with a 300+ HP verado next year, also the verado has power steering.

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Hope they get the 300HP out sooner over latter cause I want another 22 Whaler and with twin 150's had decent performance and thinking lighter with one engine same HP will equal better speed!!!!! But the not so good thing on the horizon catalytic converters and OB's are a hard combo to put together:

http://www.epa.gov/oms/regs/nonroad/.../420f06057.htm
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In 2001, the California Air Resources Board adopted emission standards for new sterndrive and inboard marine engines that are expected to require use of catalytic converters, beginning in 2007.
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