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Old 09-18-2007, 07:59 AM
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Mercury web site says the minumun octaine on the 300xs is 91. I plan on using 93, hope these are good motors because I just had a pair installed on my 28 Skater!
What kind of results have you seen?
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As long as newer 2 strokes can meet epa requirements, it will continue to be a battle betweeen the 2. I realize we are talking fishing applications here, but what is going to happen to all the performance based O/B applications?

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2008 Verados have been upgraded. Forged pistons now, better fuel consumption, etc. So if you get Verados, get 2008s.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:51 AM
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Mercury web site says the minumun octaine on the 300xs is 91. I plan on using 93, hope these are good motors because I just had a pair installed on my 28 Skater!

Sorry I refer to fuel in three octanes, 87,89,and 93. I guess I meant to say premium fuel which by definition would mean 91 and up.
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Verados are more reliable than car engines. I have two 275 Verados and they are amazing.
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OK now did you ask about Ocean Hawks? I know more about those than Verados.
PLease tell me more, I met Phil and seen the boats they seem to be what I am looking for, a go fast center console all around Offshore boat? Trailerable, storable, etc.....
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Both the 300 Verado and XS require 91 octane.

THE 2 ARE STROKES ARE MORE FUEL EFFICIENT, AND HAVE LOWER EMISSIONS at 2/3's the weight.
Add that the verado is a throw away motor, at least the 2 strokes can effectively and quickly be rebuilt.

This technology ( verado ) defeats the purpose of outboards, when the new generation 2 strokes are better in EVERY way.

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Favorite oil for the 300xs? Merc Opti, Klotz, etc?
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Dont they call for Merc premium plus? I have run Klotz, Amsoil, and Merc Premium plus. The mercury stuff is cheaper and I dont notice a difference at all. I run 300 promax's but I believe the 300xs call for the same oil.
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Both the 300 Verado and XS require 91 octane.

THE 2 ARE STROKES ARE MORE FUEL EFFICIENT, AND HAVE LOWER EMISSIONS at 2/3's the weight.
Add that the verado is a throw away motor, at least the 2 strokes can effectively and quickly be rebuilt.

This technology ( verado ) defeats the purpose of outboards, when the new generation 2 strokes are better in EVERY way.
I don't know where you are getting your info,, but ,, I have never heard Merc say that the 300V is a "throw away engine" as a matter of fact , I just received my warrenty card's with a 6 yr date on them ,,, care to comment ------ and ,, the 300 V uses less fuel and will burn any octane you put in it ,,, I could go on and on ,,, however it's a personel choice ,, I like the 4 stroke just fine ,,, can't say the same about the loud blue smoking 2 stroke's that require 93 octane or your warrenty is void!!! then you get to buy another $35 dollar gallon of oil so you can run your boat tommorow !!! no thanks ,, not for me ,,, it sure is nice we have choices !!!

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