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Old 09-16-2007, 05:44 PM
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Four strokes need 93 also unless you want them de-tuning. 100% on resale 4 stroke. My personal preference is the old tried and true separate race levers. They are still electric on the Verado but much better feel in the rough and no worries about pulling to reverse in emergency. also much better control docking triples.

I have had two of my customers pull to reverse and took out hubs.

Remember you cannot put race steering on the Verados and they are rubber mounted.
+1 on the race style levers. I have the Livorsi triple throttles with seperate forward/reverse levers and they are smooth and work great with the Verado's.
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This months yachting magazine, page 152, calls the new Verado a 'super sipper' on fuel versus the 'older' Verado,

I think I am leaning toward Verado,
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Also what is this 'new' Verado vs 'Old' Verado?

didn't they just come out
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275 vrs 300 verado,,, the 300 is quite differant from the 275,,, merc claims 18% more fuel eff,, I have 50hrs on mine and they are great ,,, I had 275's for about 4 wks then put the 300's on the same boat ,,,, picked up 3mph and have better midrange performance ,,,, not a glitch in 50 hrs ,,,, and it will use any fuel I put in the tank,, only place I can see a diff , is on the top end ,,,, need 93 oct to make her sing !!!

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i have heard of 6 300xs motors blown up so far have not heard of any verado my 3 cents
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Stay with the xs's I have 2 250 xs's they are great!
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Also what is this 'new' Verado vs 'Old' Verado?

didn't they just come out

the newer have a 2 star efficiency rating as evidenced by the sticker on the back of the motor. They get 20% better fuel economy. The older motors had a 3 star rating. You can also look at the bracket that mounts to the transom, the older motors it was black and silver, the newer motors its all black.
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This months yachting magazine, page 152, calls the new Verado a 'super sipper' on fuel versus the 'older' Verado,

I think I am leaning toward Verado,
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I think they meant to say the new Verado compared to the older Optimax, that would make more sense.
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Can someone tell me the benefit of a verado? I am not trying to be a smart ass, however I thought the whole idea behind O/Bs were power to weight ratio and lower maint.
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Lower maint with an outboard?!? Are you kidding? I've never had an outboard that didn't need constant attention.
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