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Old 11-30-2011, 09:21 PM
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Matt, I've always enjoyed the look of the 850,1075,1200s w/ the dual blowers.... The new 1100s/1350s looks way different... How do u feel about it? I guess the turbos are the newest/hottest product right now..
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:59 PM
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Matt, I've always enjoyed the look of the 850,1075,1200s w/ the dual blowers.... The new 1100s/1350s looks way different... How do u feel about it? I guess the turbos are the newest/hottest product right now..
There is something inherently nasty and mean-looking in a vintage hot way about a blower engine. Exposed belts and pulleys, the almost slightly ridiculous height of the engine itself and, of course, the noise, says pure and almost scary power. It says, "Get out of the way or my boat will run you over." That can't be replaced.

When I first saw it, the Mercury Racing 1350 didn't have the same kind of impact on me. It had more of a "Get out of the way or my spaceship will run you over" impact. The alignment of the turbochargers, which look like something out of the Alien or Predator movies, and all the carbon fiber makes that engine look like something mean, something nasty, from the future.

From a badass bling standpoint, a blower engine wins. But for something contemporary, something that looks like a futuristic "sleeper," the 1350 is stunning.

I actually lean toward the new look ... but love the old.
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I'd think resale on the 1075's is going to be a nightmare. The upkeep cost is huge and the potential buyer will want the best at the price he will spend each year keeping a boat with that power in tip top shape. So the turbo engine will be the answer. The 1075 was only on the market for six years. I suspect that the new turbos will be even more prevelant then the 1075's are now. The 600, 700, or 850 customer I'd think would really contemplate the 1100 turbo on 89 octane with reliability.
Not sure when I'll buy my next boat, but having owned 1075's, the only engine I'd consider would be the merc turbo.
While i would agree with this, i have also heard of competent engine builders doing some tweaking on the 1075's as well as converting them to hydraulic roller with great success, i would certainly buy a used pair. If i were going to build a new boat, then would most certainly have the turbos.
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While i would agree with this, i have also heard of competent engine builders doing some tweaking on the 1075's as well as converting them to hydraulic roller with great success, i would certainly buy a used pair. If i were going to build a new boat, then would most certainly have the turbos.
I'm not a new buyer, so it's nice to see the new stuff come out and make the used stuff "affordable" I've also seen some stuff done with Whipples to "wake" up the 850's. These are now 1330's.
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I'm not a new buyer, so it's nice to see the new stuff come out and make the used stuff "affordable" I've also seen some stuff done with Whipples to "wake" up the 850's. These are now 1330's.
I agree the prices for the 1075 will drop like a rock. My point earlier was the sellers are the ones that eat the cost.
Tuning a 1075 up is no problem. The problem is the buyer of a high performance merc engine wants to show up to the boat, pop the engine hatch, and turn the key. Merc gives you this luxury. For instance there's no dipstick just a site tube on the dry sump. In all my hours of running 1075's before and after a refresh, they never needed a single drop of fluid, they started every time, ideled at 800rpm, and never once stalled. I'm not a mechanic and don't want to pretend to be one every time on a high performance boat.
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I agree the prices for the 1075 will drop like a rock. My point earlier was the sellers are the ones that eat the cost.
Tuning a 1075 up is no problem. The problem is the buyer of a high performance merc engine wants to show up to the boat, pop the engine hatch, and turn the key. Merc gives you this luxury. For instance there's no dipstick just a site tube on the dry sump. In all my hours of running 1075's before and after a refresh, they never needed a single drop of fluid, they started every time, ideled at 800rpm, and never once stalled. I'm not a mechanic and don't want to pretend to be one every time on a high performance boat.
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More testing tomorrow..........
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139 that's a nice number for that power out of the box
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Boat looks really nice. Can we get some up close of the paint? Nice numbers too.

For what its worth, I really enjoy running the Merc 1075s.
Are your motors the ones that Keith/Onken did? If so, Keith said they turned out real nice!
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Boat looks really nice. Can we get some up close of the paint? Nice numbers too.

For what its worth, I really enjoy running the Merc 1075s.
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