Like Tree0Likes

Going with the HP525EFI! Any experience?

Reply
Old 06-09-2003, 02:27 PM
  #1
Charter Member # 430
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
kcgbjc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Orange County, So Cal!
My Boats: None, sucks!
Posts: 288
Default Going with the HP525EFI! Any experience?

Thank you all for your Whipple input. I wasn't talked out of it, just found that for the money and the hassle, the 525 would do the required job. Seems like a great motor and comes with CMI headers and XR drive.

So anybody with any HP525 experience?
__________________
Chris Johnson
Armed Forces Racing
www.armedforcesracing.com
kcgbjc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 02:32 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Michigan
My Boats: It's how well you go fast
Posts: 3,345
Default

yep...GREAT package...get the smart craft computer!!!
audacity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 02:37 PM
  #3
Charter Member # 430
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
kcgbjc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Orange County, So Cal!
My Boats: None, sucks!
Posts: 288
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by audacity
yep...GREAT package...get the smart craft computer!!!
Stock Option? Aftermarket? What does it do?
__________________
Chris Johnson
Armed Forces Racing
www.armedforcesracing.com
kcgbjc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 02:42 PM
  #4
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Michigan
My Boats: It's how well you go fast
Posts: 3,345
Default

it's merc...tells you a lot of good information...fuel...gps...rpms...pressures yada yada yada...alarms.

http://www.mercurymarine.com/smartcraft

just get the 5000 and back it up with gaffrig gauges!
audacity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 02:59 PM
  #5
Charter Member # 430
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
kcgbjc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Orange County, So Cal!
My Boats: None, sucks!
Posts: 288
Default

That thing has GPS also?? What a great unit.

Can't find anywhere to get a price on that thing. What do they go for?
__________________
Chris Johnson
Armed Forces Racing
www.armedforcesracing.com
kcgbjc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 03:03 PM
  #6
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Michigan
My Boats: It's how well you go fast
Posts: 3,345
Default

have one but no idea what they cost...

yes a gps...depth air tmp, water tmp...fuel comsumption really a GREAT tool!
audacity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 03:46 PM
  #7
OSO Moderator
Charter Member
 
BillR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
My Boats: '00 Scarab Sport 302 CC
Posts: 3,580
Default

Merc is currently back ordered on these motors. About 3 week delay.
They are doing 100% quality control on them due to some piston scuffing on earlier versions.
__________________
BillR

'00 Scarab Sport 302 CC
'02 Cigarette Top Gun TS
'02 PQ 340
'00 PQ 280
'98 Scarab 22
'97 Baja Outlaw 20
'72 Checkmate
'65 Glastron
BillR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 03:47 PM
  #8
Charter Member # 430
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
kcgbjc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Orange County, So Cal!
My Boats: None, sucks!
Posts: 288
Default

Sucks! But good to know. Thanks!
__________________
Chris Johnson
Armed Forces Racing
www.armedforcesracing.com
kcgbjc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 07:17 PM
  #9
Registered
 
Peconic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Quogue, NY
My Boats: 2003 290 Kryptonite
Posts: 2,907
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by kcgbjc
Stock Option? Aftermarket? What does it do?
SmartCraft is an option with most recent Merc engines, such as the HP525. Sends all pertinent info via an electronic bus to your dash. New gauges are simply plugged-in and connected daisy-chain-fashion. Great.

You can get gauges from Merc, VDO and Gaffrig. Electronically, they are all the same. The Gaffrig ones look better.

GPS: It doesn't come with GPS, but the system takes GPS input and uses it to calculate fuel consumption, display GPS speed etc.


HIGHLY recommended.
Peconic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 07:19 PM
  #10
Charter Member # 1215
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: hewlett NY
My Boats: flying,boating
Posts: 45
Default

Smart Move, ENJOY THEM!
topgunrcf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
intouch1
Drives and Lower Units
10
04-20-2008 08:34 PM
MAGIC525
General Q & A
5
11-14-2005 04:34 PM
masher44
General Q & A
7
10-11-2004 01:27 PM
Wardey
General Boating Discussion
16
08-20-2003 10:43 AM
Mark in So. MD
General Boating Discussion
27
08-17-2002 10:14 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.