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Old 01-21-2008, 08:47 PM
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Mercury Challenge


Mercury Marine has developed new power for outboard offshore center console applications. Mercury and Mercury Racing extend a challenge to owners of high horsepower - triple outboard-powered center console boats to run against Mercury’s newest engines.

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What: Outboard Offshore Center Console Shoot-Out

When: High noon – Thursday, January 24, 2008

Where: Fountain Powerboats Headquarters: Washington, North Carolina

Results will be announced in the Mercury Booth at the Miami Int’l Boat Show

Bring It On!

Contact Rick Mackie at 920-924-2032 to reserve your chance to run against the beast.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:17 PM
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Maybe Mercury/Fountain should mount triples of the "beast" on the same Fountain hull for a better comparision. This way Reggie gets one win and one loss and the OSO gets to see a valid apples to apples test of the engine preformance vs. a Reggie prepared the hull. As you know, Reggie isn't much into losing!
As a side benefit, Mercury doesn't beat up a good customer.
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sweettttttttttttttttttttttt . little slow to day steve , you still recoverying from the chill out . robbie
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Do they allow CAT CC's???
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Thinking it may be a 350xs Optimax
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Thinking it may be a 350xs Optimax
i do not know all. i know is it will be fastttttttttttttt. a 38 on 4 300 xs is at 87 mph . can't wait to see what merc and fountain cook up .
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Thinking it may be a 350xs Optimax
I read somewhere a 375xs Optimax, something like a 3.8 stroker.

Anybody know for sure?
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I read somewhere a 375xs Optimax, something like a 3.8 stroker.

Anybody know for sure?
Its definetly along the lines of a big HP Opimax.I'm sure you'll see a Verado w/350 plus horse too.The "grape vine" told me the Verado in-line 6, like it is, can make 500hp w/ pcm,injector, and pulley change.
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Well, at least they gave the industry 3 days to prepare.
And what goods a comparison if the engines aren't on the same hull?

What's one of these 'Beasts' going to weigh anyway? Yamahas 350HP V-8 weighs 808# with a 25" shaft.
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Oh god this is good!
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