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Old 11-20-2014, 08:02 PM
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Mercury Racing really does need at least one engine between the 700 and 1,100. Why they have a 520, 540, and 565 is beyond me? Seems like a huge waste.
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Mercury Racing really does need at least one engine between the 700 and 1,100. Why they have a 520, 540, and 565 is beyond me? Seems like a huge waste.
I couldn't agree more. They should have just offered the 565 with your choice of headers or manifolds, then a N/A quad cam at 800, then the 1100, 1350, 1650
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Couldn't agree more as well, 850 hp would be perfect for us in the 30'ish single application of mid to upper 30' twins. I also agree there is no need for several 500ish hp motors. I never understood why manufacturers don't seek customer feedback before R&D and production.
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We put them in our Abu Dhabi Race boat.
Yes, just like 1100s....
They run on 89 octane and are very calm and smooth... Very linear delivery.
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Originally Posted by PremierPOWER View Post
Mercury Racing really does need at least one engine between the 700 and 1,100. Why they have a 520, 540, and 565 is beyond me? Seems like a huge waste.


Then they would have to build a Drive to handle besides #6 for smaller boats
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:21 PM
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Why? The #6 proved itself with the 850SCi/ 1075 SCi/ 1200 SCi and still with the 1100. 850 QC4v with the NXT6 would be perfect and with the products already out there, no R&D costs. Seems like a no brainer with all the custom engine builders building engines to fill this gap so you would think Mercury Racing of all people would be doing it to continue their dominance.
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