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Mercury 525 / Bravo XR
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Mercury 525 / NXT
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:24 PM
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I think this is a great target market. As for all the "it needs twins to be offshore" get real!!!! You need to pull up the Pantera racing videos on youtube. As I stated before many of us DON'T want twins. Especially when a single motor can be faster than the same boat with twins or similar, why spend all the extra cash on Maint, Fuel, and Insurance when a single get the job done. To be honest probably 75% of the members on this site don't even boat in the ocean.

I would like to add one more comment on all the "twin" fans pull a used boat value on a twin engine vs single engine Fountain, Pantera, or Scarab. Yea the single is worth more, don't take my word look it up yourself.
The only "book" that ever bought anything is the checkbook. There is a $20k swing on my 99 model Baja in a twin vs. single comparison.
A twin engine boat will burn less fuel than a single at cruise speeds the same as a triple will burn less than a twin in a cruise (set mph comparison between both boats). The maint. is more but fuel is a non-factor. Who buys a boat for fuel mileage anyway?
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I think that a single 525/XR package would be the way to go to keep the boat affordable, plus it would show strong performance numbers.

The 525/NXT might be a great option, however prop availability (cleaver) may still be limited for a single application. Could take time to get it dialed in given that... I would say it depends on how much time you have to get it out the door.

Ten years ago we didnt have dependable power and drive packages that could push heavy single engine 28-32 footers at decent speeds. Twins were the only way to get there. Technology has brought about some great single Offshore options.

Great idea!
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:17 PM
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When I think of true OFFSHORE boats, 28 footers don't come to mind. Anyway, like what you like, I'll never go back to a single.
That's true. You're right. I was referring to the 28-30 range specifically.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:21 PM
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:46 PM
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Definately a single big block in a 28' Outerlimits. Considering you are targeting 90 mph with a 525, there is no need for twins in a hull this efficient.

Unless you want more weight, cost, maintenance and a crowded engine compartment.
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I want one with a canopy and 525 bravo xr w/ITS so I can run with the SVLs.these boats are running in the mid to low 90s with this package.That would be one gorgeous boat!!!!!
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I do know of new builder building a 29 single step boat in the near future. It has proven race capabilities and very affordable. I think the first few are being offered with 525 and run 100 mph. The whole total package is 100k. That is a sweet deal.
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I do know of new builder building a 29 single step boat in the near future. It has proven race capabilities and very affordable. I think the first few are being offered with 525 and run 100 mph. The whole total package is 100k. That is a sweet deal.
100 mph with a single 525???
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I do know of new builder building a 29 single step boat in the near future. It has proven race capabilities and very affordable. I think the first few are being offered with 525 and run 100 mph. The whole total package is 100k. That is a sweet deal.
100 with a single 525???
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Yes the boat is a single. The bottom is single step and is awesome in the rough.
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