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Merc 525's or 600's ???

Old 03-29-2005, 09:13 AM
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Hey all, I'm getting a 39' Quattro this Spring and I am having trouble deciding which engine's to go with, the 525's or the 600's. What is your take on this? Do you think that Mercury will get the 600's up to the stated speed and HP promised?? Or should I stick to the 525's? Thanks for your input.

What about the new Ilmor 625 hp package??

P.S. no pockets for a six drive boat

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Old 03-29-2005, 10:10 AM
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How about saving yourself the trouble in the future and pony up for the 850's and #6 now !??!??!??
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by LEOPAJM
How about saving yourself the trouble in the future and pony up for the 850's and #6 now !??!??!??
Right on!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:23 PM
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The 525's are rock solid. Not many problems. But nothing beats the whine of the blower motors. Depends how long you want to kep the boat. Just a Fountain guys' .02.
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Old 03-29-2005, 01:05 PM
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i think it would be worth more in the long run with the 600s Just a Hustler guy o2 cent
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:37 PM
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I would stick with the 525's.
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:44 PM
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i vote 850's and sixes.....
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Old 03-29-2005, 08:41 PM
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Dankerst...First off, great boat. I really like the lines of the Quattro. If you are not going the 850's and 6's, the Ilmore, are 550 H.P. A little more than the 525's. I personally would stick with "Blue Motors" A.K.A. Mercury. If their is a problem, and their will be...More dealers to chose from to service the problem. Big price difference between the 525's and 600's Im sure you already noticed that. If you are trying to look at all the angles, check with your insurance carrier, ask what the difference in price would be. Underwriters write policies based on alot of variables, speed being one. For some reason when the word supercharger, blower, or turbo are used, the rates always go up, even if the boat is only 4-5 mph faster than the 525's.
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:28 PM
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dankerist, Mike Fiore took me out in the 39 at the Miami show and it had 600's. At that time he said that boat was not running any faster than w/ the 525's. He said the in/cooler p/up's were suck'in out some speed! Based on the ride and what he said, I think you would do well to stick w/ 525's. Be able ta throw a few tank fulls of gas in ta boot!! FYI Wrink
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:34 AM
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wrink, how did the boat handle the rough stuff? what were the conditions like? thanks for the input.
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