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Old 02-19-2007, 01:04 PM
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haha, very funny, ha ha...

It does seem though to me that for their first attempt at a boosted outboard, merc did a damn good job. It could have been a fricken disaster and it wasn't. It was a success and although it didn't win over everyone, I do believe that as the engine evolves and improves over time it will continually win more fans. The 325Hp racing version will be interesting to see, as will any 300+ etec that comes out.

I'd like to see the verado eventually get to 375hp or 400hp reliably.
Maybe in the near future. Looks like the mfg.s are in a hp war and you bet Merc. is not going to be outdone. Remeber the mid to late 80's when OMC and Merc. where battling for supremacy ?
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:37 PM
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LOL,

The whole point to having an outboard was power to weight....... so now with the weights, why not just buy an I/O?
These motors to me are irrelevant.

As for "just up the boost", it already has a fair amount of boost, the head design sucks, the blower is too small and the quality isn't there..... for those of you that don't see this... wait till one lets go....... and they do let got... it ins't pretty.
Merc only cares about sales numbers and image not the consumer.

Carl K is rolling in his grave.....
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:13 PM
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I can see all the points except maintenance, have you ever tried to work on em...... nightmare!. Sadly these are all throw away motors. At least with all the older 2-strokes you can rebuild them.. and they are simple, the same goes for I/O.
I have seen a few Verado's that went Palestinian. Nothing to salvage.
You know I still laugh, Merc used to make fun of OMC's V8, saying it was a big heavy pig.... it is still 100 lbs lighter than the monstrosity that Merc has in the Verado, and 250 lighter than the V8 Yammer........ and the Verado has got the be the Fuglyest motor of all time, it looks like a shrimp LOL.

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there must be something in the gas up there in canada if you have seen a few V's "let go" as it's not happening down in the lower 48 or in australia or new zeland - want proof? - easy - go to veradoclub.com and look at the message board that has been up for over two years now. There are 15 pages of posts and although we have seen lower ends go to due to a heat treating problem - you will not find one post of a verado that has "let go." happy reading....

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m mark that's why i love my 2str. s i do all the work on it . it is 11 y/o 90 hp merc and i have had to put 1 coll on it not bad. i have a 1959 modl merc 350 40hp thunderbolt n that has neaver been a part ands runs great . yes i love my eggbeaters .
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I am running 275 Verados on my 328 Glasstream CC and I get 70-72mph all day long at 8000lbs. I am a big fan of the Verados..
I live in Greece and I am very interested in ordering a 328 even representing Glasstream, I have a couple of Questions for crb76
A. can a couple of people sleep in the front cabin confortably I am 6ft tall.
B.Have you seen the T-top they offer? size?
C.I care for mid range more than top speed so 250 Verados would be my choice, what props recomendation?
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:31 PM
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crb76 and I have done alot of testing with the boat and the best prop is a Merc 25pitch Rev 4 model. Do not lab it..it will loose some mid range efficency.
Stock Rev4 25* will get you 71-72 top end.
4000 rpm 46-48 mph depending on load and wind and burn 8.9-10.0 gph per motor.
Good mileage
5000rpm 59-61 mph.
crb has all the readings for the stock prop.
Remember do not lab the prop. PmM him
Also crb76 boat has an arch NOT a t-top
The cabin v-berth will sleep 2 even at your height.
Sitting up right in the side sofas will require at slight slouch for you.
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Angelod:
crb76 and I have done alot of testing with the boat and the best prop is a Merc 25pitch Rev 4 model. Do not lab it..it will loose some mid range efficency.
Stock Rev4 25* will get you 71-72 top end.
4000 rpm 46-48 mph depending on load and wind and burn 8.9-10.0 gph per motor.
Good mileage
5000rpm 59-61 mph.
crb has all the readings for the stock prop.
Remember do not lab the prop. PmM him
Also crb76 boat has an arch NOT a t-top
The cabin v-berth will sleep 2 even at your height.
Sitting up right in the side sofas will require at slight slouch for you.
Thanks Chuckbeecher!
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Yeah, I am yanking off my 275 Verado's and putting on quad 300xs 2 stroke Mercs...it's all about speed and who cares about gas and oil burn...hehe I know you all will want to know why...cuz Rocco told me so.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:40 AM
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Fever,

Your a real "Piece of Work" man !!!

Maybe you should put some 2 strokes on that boat. At least it will sound like a boat not a fleet of UPS trucks following you.
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