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Old 12-28-2002, 10:38 AM
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Does anyone know if or when these engines will be available for production boats? How much HP ? From what I'm hearing, they seem to be "The next hot thing"

Or are they still just in testing mode?

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I've read 550 hp. I don't know if that is flywheel or propshaft HP.
 
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Check out Powerboat Magazine Sept/Oct. issue I think, but they did a two-three page article on the next generation motors you are talking about. Wish I knew the month, someone else know which issue it was?
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Sept, Poker runs america had a good article, i remember 525-550hp, think crank hp tho.
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Thanks for the info, now I have to try to find that mag

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525 hp @ the prop
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There was also a story in the APBA Program, on sale now at Barnes and Nobel or through H2OPerformance.com.
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I think its still a ways away for actual production and at first I imagine they'll be limited production. SOme things holding them up is the fact that they do not build drives, so they can sale repowers and for ski boats, etc., but hard to sale the large numbers without havine an entire package, Mercury's bread and butter so to speak.

We will be working with some engine builders on making our own 525 EFI's which will be crate motors that are taken apart, blue printed, packaged, dyno'd and ready to ship, but this is still a bit from production. The ones were working on will have all Motorola 555 ECU's on them.

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The Sept. 2002 issue of Powerboat
has a story about the Vortex HP3
8100 marine motor.
If I remember right GM had signed
a deal with Innovation Marine to
Build the Marine Motors.
Might check with them.
I know one thing the marine motor
with all the extras is HEAVY.
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