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  • It's revolutionary, and I'm glad it's a Mercury

    64 41.03%
  • I want one - now!

    16 10.26%
  • It's great, but not the answer to EPA-friendly outboard boating.

    15 9.62%
  • The Verado doesn't interest me.

    61 39.10%
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    Mercury Verado: Your Thoughts

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    tough

    its a tough decision because i hate four strokes and all this epa crap

    but that is a kool machine!
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    POS motor with no application IMO I/O's are even better IMHO

    4-16-2014. 25 years old today... the fishin boat doesnt look to bad for a classic does she


    things that were are no longer as they are today...

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    Still waiting to hear a single report from any kind of performance hull. Something like a Velocity 22 or any of the offshore SOB types. The absence of infomation after two years suggests they have serious shortcomings for the application. But it sounds like they are a nice engine for a big offshore fishing rig.

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    A charter boat owner just switched from twin 225 Opti's to 250 Verado's. He likes the steering/shifting on the Verado but that's about it. Fuel is equal to the Opti's and so is the power. Didn't think it was worth the $40+k investment.

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    Too heavy for most SOB boats, a 22 progression or activator maby...my 300xp evinrude was heavy enough on the 21 superboat. The verado weighs around 600 if im correct ?

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    722 with oil and prop

    4-16-2014. 25 years old today... the fishin boat doesnt look to bad for a classic does she


    things that were are no longer as they are today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaStreamin
    A charter boat owner just switched from twin 225 Opti's to 250 Verado's. He likes the steering/shifting on the Verado but that's about it. Fuel is equal to the Opti's and so is the power. Didn't think it was worth the $40+k investment.

    hmmmmm went from 450 to 500 hp..... same power (ie speed).... uses same ammount of fuel.... and spent 43K to re rig and repower for same performance.... not by my standards....

    again do they have an application.......????????>.......??????........

    4-16-2014. 25 years old today... the fishin boat doesnt look to bad for a classic does she


    things that were are no longer as they are today...

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    Cool Let's see here....

    250 horse... 720+#'s... $20,000 a copy.... Still gets it's ass kicked by an BMC. Hmmmmmm... Sounds like Mercury made the right decision there don't it! LOL! I don't think that Verado will ever be much of a motor...

    It's interesting and maybe someone will put enough boost in it to run OK but the exhaust is painfully restrictive(from all I hear) and could not be cut-off & replaced with a less restrictive system. It's never be a replacement option for those with 2.5 gen motors... I'll take a 2.5 200 or a Pro Vee200 anyday over that Verado...

    Russ

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    If I ever

    Actually break down and buy a raceboat, I will probably put a Verado on my Stratos...hopefully 300 HP atleast.

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    Question "OVER"

    Over engineered
    Overly complex
    Over sized
    Over weight
    Over priced
    Over hyped

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    Geeez 6

    6 Killer that sounds like your autobiography you old ugly thang.

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    I know everone here is talking about the 200 hp motors and up. I would love to get a hold of the 175 and see how it is on an 18 ft bass hull. I think it would be suprising but I may be wrong.

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    How about a new poll, E-tec vs. Verado. For bass boats and sport boats like the Progression, Intimidator, Tuff, Hydrostream.

    I am a merc guy, and all my dealer friends are too, none have a lot goot to say about them. If they break, you cannot fix them, and at 720 lbs the are starting to make the OMC V8's look light.

    RT
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    fourstokes are great for some stuff but the weight is a problem for most of us here, I own a honda crf450r and it is light weight and best bike I have ever owned but maintenance is 2-3 times more than good old 2 strokes, and if you break a 4 stroke outboard you better hold on tight for the bill, the new e-tec is simple and reliable and in my opinion going to be around for a long time, I think merc is throwing in the towl too early on 2 strokes, I hope brp sells the rights to the ficht injections system to the big four in motorcycles so that we dont have to say good bye to all 2 stroke dirt-bikes. I do think for a big heavy fourstroke that the verado is a good motor just not right for me.

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