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Merc 850's and 1075's-ARE THEY RELIABLE

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Old 02-11-2007, 12:59 PM
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If you want to go to 1000hp, I personally would use somebody other than Mercury. Their engines seem to be nice packages, but I don't think that they are any better than any of the other well known builders. Also, Merc advertises their rebuild service for $24-25K at only 75-100 hours. Most of the other builders will do a rebuild/refresh for somewhere around $15K, given that you have not totally destroyed the engine. The big kicker is this though. For the other builders you can get the same power and get an honest 250-300 hours or more out of the engines if you take care of them.
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I thought you were doing that when you go down to Miami.
Nope, Terry is go'n 2 do it!!!
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Nope, Terry is go'n 2 do it!!!

LOL, take a pic, I wanna C this 1

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See the story in March Powerboat regarding the Merc freshen up. Gives all the details and specs and prices. Very good read...
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ps to the above comments. Friends that have the 1075's are pleased by the fact that they always start easily, and will idle warm or cold and are very easy around the dock. Not always the case with some aftermarket builders...
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That's very fair , what about the 850's. Thanks Jeff
$8,500.00-$10,000.00 It really all depends on what they need due to condition. Almost the same amount of labor is required. These prices include everything and all engines are dyno tested with warranty.
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I was told from Performance marine that 1075's are 75-100 hours till rebuild, and the 850's are 150 hrs. Even though they may not need them so soon, it it not worth the risk to let them go longer, cause if they let go you will be looking at alot more cash to repair the damage..... Just what I was told.
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Team CRC put a full race season on their 1075's and no rebuilds. Also did a couple of poker runs and the shootout on the same set of engines, and won the WC in OSS. I think that should be some testiment to their durability.
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According to the Merc Racing rep, directly from his mouth, at the Miami Boat Show in 2006, the 850 and 1075 Mercs are recommended to be rebuilt every 50 hours at a cost of $25k per thru their program. They of course will err on the side of caution, reliability, and further business for Mercury. I doubt this is really necessary but that is Mercury's maintenence schedule for the 850 and 1075. If you followed it, they would last a long time.
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Team CRC put a full race season on their 1075's and no rebuilds. Also did a couple of poker runs and the shootout on the same set of engines, and won the WC in OSS. I think that should be some testiment to their durability.
This is very realistic. I agree.
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