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Old 10-23-2017, 09:42 AM
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So with the recent news of Mercury Racing stopping the production of the last 2.5 200 XS optimax and the discontinuation of some propellers, it looks like the 250 and 300 XS might be next. Does this create a great opportunity for another manufacturer to jump in? I do. The market has been neglected for 15 years and outboard sales are at an all time high. Could four-strokes be offered in a lightweight 200 to 300 HP true performance outboard? Four-strokes are already lighter than the last two-strokes on the market.
We wrote an article about this on Friday.
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Mercury Racing has fallen?
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lighter,,,,300xs is 505lbs
lightest verado 6 cyl 250 is 635lbs up to the 400 is 668lbs
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Originally Posted by thirdchildhood View Post
Mercury Racing has fallen?
In the context of the article it has. https://www.wavetowave.com/home/2017...g04yzgm3zse9ha
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Verado L4SC- A little more than 500 lbs. HP can be turned up and add gearcase options.
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Originally Posted by RVRCAT28 View Post
Verado L4SC- A little more than 500 lbs. HP can be turned up and add gearcase options.
ok I thought apples to apples 6 cyl 250-300hp xs motors to 6 cyl 250-400 hp verados
yes the 200hp 4 cyl is lighter but still same weight as a 6cyl 300xs both being a tad over 500 and 100 les hp out the box
so in that comparision older offshore 280 was @ 375
the new 4 strokes is all there will be that's a given
problem is the high performance light motors are going away
and boats are growing to handle the bigger heavier motors which makes cost go out the roof
is what it is,,,,,,
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Merc hasn't fallen. No one wants 2 strokes and no one wants performance boats. Your welcome to jump in the market with a product. Good luck.
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I normally only want 2 strokes if at all possible. Problem is emissions and the Gov't/EPA doesn't want 2 strokes... I will continue to hoard 2 strokes bikes/motorcycles whenever possible to keep the smoke flowin'
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So, if you choose to not write about V bottom boats anymore because you only want to write about cats.... then I can write a headline that says "The Fall of Wave to Wave . Opportunity"...? That doesn't sound good to you, does it?
I suggest you be more careful with your headlines.... Mercury may have been considering advertising with you... and now how do you think they view your media?
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The click bait title sucks, its not that people dont want two strokes, people dont want overpriced, overweight, over-complex, under-performing 2 strokes. The guys really into the performance 2 smokes are still running pre emission controlled 2.5s, mostly on lake boats STVs/mirages. 300xs has its place for now but I feel it is on the endangered species list.
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