Like Tree0Likes

Merc 525 and Factory class...

Reply
Old 04-03-2002, 12:34 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Back4More's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Lake Michigan
My Boats: 353 Fastech
Posts: 6,624
Default Merc 525 and Factory class...

Has anyone heard if Factory class racing will switch to the new 525?
Back4More is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2002, 12:53 PM
  #2
Enjoy the show
VIP Member
 
Ron P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Joisey Shore
Posts: 10,353
Default

Could you imagine forcing all factory teams to buy new merc engines? That would cause a riot. Also, there has been discussion of how to slow these boats down a bit. So I HIGHLY doubt there is any truth to this rumor.
Ron P is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2002, 01:48 PM
  #3
Registered
 
Dredgeking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Posts: 1,157
Default

i was hoping we'd get to 100mph F1 boats
Dredgeking is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2002, 02:09 PM
  #4
Registered User
 
BAJA WILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Tampa, Indian Shores Beach
My Boats: Don't even mention the word boat
Posts: 3,300
Default

If merc does that, they need to grangfather all the 500efi's and allow the Mono throttle body to be used to make them very close. But then again if their sales are slack this past year, making every one switch to 525 would force a bunch of sales for them.

How about, new 525, 500efi w/new throttle body, and old 525sc in the same class. Now that would be a way to increase participation in the F1 series and Power boating over all.

Will
BAJA WILL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2002, 03:24 PM
  #5
Registered
 
TYPHOON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Edison NJ USA
My Boats: RACE BOATS
Posts: 4,711
Default

Spec them into the Super-Vee class's before there are to many of them built.They need a little more speed anyway,to close to Factory speeds
Randy
TYPHOON is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2002, 07:56 PM
  #6
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Reindl Powerboats's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Cincinnati
My Boats: Reindl 28 Vamp, Reindl One Design
Posts: 2,499
Default

Will not happen this year, but I agree SVL would be a better fit. If anything they need to slow down F1.
Reindl Powerboats is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2002, 09:32 PM
  #7
Lynch Mob Racing
Platinum Member
 
Hot Duck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Ocean City, MD
My Boats: 39' Cigarette Top Gun, Donzi 22 Classic, 36 Yellowfin
Posts: 2,673
Default

We tried to get the OK to run them in SBI F-2 this year and were flat out told "NO".
Hot Duck is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2002, 09:49 PM
  #8
Registered
 
26scarab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: st. clair shores mi ,us
Posts: 1,620
Default

A rumour that I heard was that the SVL class will be using a race version of the 496HO , it will be putting out around 550HP .
As soon as they can get them to stay together.

This came from a source that is close to the R & D of these motors.
26scarab is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Magic34
General Boating Discussion
28
10-24-2007 06:05 PM
dfealy
General Q & A
11
09-21-2007 05:07 AM
Mike A.
General Racing Discussion
262
01-04-2004 11:26 PM
Back4More
General Q & A
0
04-03-2002 12:59 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.