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Old 12-25-2007, 11:35 AM
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Ilmor + arneson. Or if you want a V8, Chief, or the Sterling package from Arneson.
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:22 PM
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Merc 700 w/ NXT will cost more but the drive can't be compared to much other than a #6. Plus you get to run the big props if you wish. Dependability, resale, power... it's hard to beat that combination; just my 02.
All other posts are good answers, but this is the best answer.
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:29 PM
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can get slightly used mercury 525/xr for 30-35k/side, puts out 570hp normally asp., will run close to same speed as the 600, great resellability. out here on the west coast you can go with pfaff, he has a great 725efi, and raylar has a super 600 ci, 750hp warrantied motor
FYI, new a Merc 525 is only 25K ish.
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FYI, new a Merc 525 is only 25K ish.
A new Merc 525 efi is more than that at dealer cost.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:02 PM
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Any body out there have Pfaffs new 598 ci efi 725 hp? any comments on it?

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Old 12-27-2007, 12:20 AM
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A new Merc 525 efi is more than that at dealer cost.
That's right, but at the OEM price or the racer price, they are far less. Point is the used prices quoted are not a good deal.

Let's not even go into the breaking the packages apart conversation. There are more ways to skin that cat then there are opinons.
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Merc 700 w/ NXT will cost more but the drive can't be compared to much other than a #6. Plus you get to run the big props if you wish. Dependability, resale, power... it's hard to beat that combination; just my 02.
Hey Lost. If memory serves correct (you have been MIA for a while), you have the beautiful blue 39 (still my g/f's favorite). Saw it at the Fort Myers Poker Run this year. Correct me if I'm wrong, you have 600's with nxt's? Your package seems very reliable. But why 700's for a 35'.? Dat's a bit of juice for a 35'! BTW - are you comming back down this year? If you don't mind, I'd like to get some picks of my g/f in her matching blue string bikini on the deck of your Cig.
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In that HP range I would have to go with Mercs and their matched drive.

Engines are efficient, under rated and will be on snooze compared to any 700hp N/A mill.

I would think that resale value will more than make up for the extra up front cost's.
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That's right, but at the OEM price or the racer price, they are far less. Point is the used prices quoted are not a good deal.

Let's not even go into the breaking the packages apart conversation. There are more ways to skin that cat then there are opinons.
Is that priced without the drive? I would assume it is
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