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Old 01-19-2005, 07:13 PM
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reality check. 100mph ocean machine-3 yrs warranty-15gallons/hr fuel usage- timeless design. That's cool and "ecomonical" which is a word I have not heard in offshore 100mph classes ever!

Mercury and Spectre has come up with a great alternative for those of us that have a need for speed.!!!

By the way that new 05' 250xs spins 6,300. Imagine that boat dialied in with a fast set of labbed props. Oh yeah!
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Old 01-19-2005, 08:05 PM
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Wow that is a Nice looking boat!

3mpg at 80mph

What would be the fuel consumption on a pair of 300's at the same speed?
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Does the boat have a tunnel tab?
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A 250XS is a reg. 300 with less power due to its an OPTI. Whats the emphasis on the "6300" for?
-As a single 2005 300X(6800 rev limit) owner...I do 30GPH @ WOT....15GPH for both 250xs's? I don't think so.
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A 250XS is a reg. 300 with less power due to its an OPTI. Whats the emphasis on the "6300" for?
-As a single 2005 300X(6800 rev limit) owner...I do 30GPH @ WOT....15GPH for both 250xs's? I don't think so.
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The 250xs rev limiter was at 5,800 now 6,300. I own a spectre v bottom with 250's that burns 12 gallons/hr. The 250xs opti is a very fuel efficient motor and at cruise speed should burn 7.5/side. I'm suggesting that on a sunday of boating the boat should average 15gal/hr including idling etc. My 30 spectre with 2.5's burns 30gal/hr and I know the merc engineers have the Opti's extremely fuel efficient. I am certain that the factory will do some additional testing with this engine package. Lets wait and see.

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Old 01-20-2005, 12:33 AM
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Dan,

How is your new boat coming along????
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Default Re: JUST IN!! 30 Spectre with 250xs' Test results!

That interior is incredible. Great job Spectre. To answer your question about the 300's with gas, I would bet the 250xs are at least 2x more efficient as was stated. But who cares about being efficient if they dont make any HP, I would like to see more out of those motors.
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Old 01-20-2005, 11:45 AM
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What about the Verados... Anyone putting them on Cats yet???
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Old 01-20-2005, 12:26 PM
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Merc should have a higher HP optimax xs version next year

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Merc should have a higher HP optimax xs version next year

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Care to elaborate any on this?? I have been hoping for a new 300 opti (XS) or a 400 Verado. Even though I'd rather have the 300x any day, at least there will be some options for high performance hopefully. I think a 3.0 litre 400horse Verado would fit the bill just fine. Pricing is the only thing that may be ridiculous though.
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