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#12432371 - 09/19/17 06:46 AM Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO
bayoubob Offline
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Registered: 09/24/09
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Having a hard time making up my mind in which motor to buy. Would like to hear everyone's opinion on which is beat. I am leaning toward the Yamaha.
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#12432390 - 09/19/17 07:07 AM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: bayoubob]
Bruce's Guide Service Offline
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Registered: 09/04/03
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Loc: southlake
What motor do you have now.
It would be cheaper to stick with that brand.
changing all the controls inst that cheap
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#12432403 - 09/19/17 07:21 AM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: bayoubob]
bayoubob Offline
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Registered: 09/24/09
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Mercury EFI 225. It is running strong but I know at some point it will need to be replaced.
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#12432536 - 09/19/17 08:35 AM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: bayoubob]
Bruce's Guide Service Offline
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Than i would consider the 250 pro xs.
I re powered my champion with one and it like a new boat. It just woke it up.
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#12434277 - 09/20/17 12:21 PM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: bayoubob]
T-racer Offline
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Registered: 08/24/16
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Loc: Melissa/Grand Prairie, Tx
250 PRO XS
Orrrrrr... 250 XS
Orrrrrr just got to a 300 XS and really be done banana

No but really. Go with a Merc. Control change isn't worth it. Those SHO motors are good ones now after they've worked out bugs and people love em, but the 250 Pro XS is tried and true. Many years perfecting the Optimax. Not worth the extra cost and control change to me even if you do just wanna try a SHO 4 stroke. Plus correct me if I'm wrong but the 250 Pro XS should be just a hair faster. 1-2 mph.
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#12434426 - 09/20/17 02:58 PM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: bayoubob]
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Loc: Yantis, TX
250 Pro XS.
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#12434551 - 09/20/17 04:36 PM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: bayoubob]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
"Love those awesome failing mercury compressors", says all repair shops... I'll never own another Mercury due to this design.

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#12437036 - 09/22/17 11:35 AM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: grout-scout]
TXMako2201 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 79
Originally Posted By: grout-scout
"Love those awesome failing mercury compressors", says all repair shops... I'll never own another Mercury due to this design.


Can you elaborate?

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#12438792 - 09/23/17 05:20 PM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: bayoubob]
T-racer Offline
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Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 582
Loc: Melissa/Grand Prairie, Tx
Mercury compressors do fail sometimes. Some people have worse luck than others, but I've never had mine go out. Every brand has issues that can be scoured. If there was a perfect motor everyone would have it.
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#12439043 - 09/23/17 08:50 PM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: bayoubob]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
The Yamaha is super quiet.

250hp is 250hp.

The SHO gets my nod.

....or this

627hp

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#12439052 - 09/23/17 08:59 PM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: TXMako2201]
grout-scout Offline
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Originally Posted By: TXMako2201
Originally Posted By: grout-scout
"Love those awesome failing mercury compressors", says all repair shops... I'll never own another Mercury due to this design.


Can you elaborate?



When the compressor fails, it sends metal fragments all into the injectors. If an injector gets clogged, you will lean out that cylinder and blow it. So basically everytime you lose one you're supposed to spend another $2k-$4k on injector & fuel rail cleaning. Seems that the original compressors were pretty good and then merc had to find a new company to make them and they went to hell. There is a new updated compressor on the market now, but it will take time to see if its longevity is there.

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#12440716 - 09/25/17 10:20 AM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: grout-scout]
TXMako2201 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
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this is the first time I've heard of this being a problem. I have an opti 150 everyone seems to think they're very good motors and I've definitely not had any trouble with mine. What should I be watching for?

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#12441886 - 09/25/17 08:59 PM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: TXMako2201]
grout-scout Offline
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
Originally Posted By: TXMako2201
this is the first time I've heard of this being a problem. I have an opti 150 everyone seems to think they're very good motors and I've definitely not had any trouble with mine. What should I be watching for?



Clean the filter strainer often if you fish lakes with grass & scum. If it ever starts making a different noise, even a squeak or the whoop sounds odd, take it to a shop. If you can catch it before it looses a bearing, then you can save the expensive fuel rail & injector cleaning.


Check out you tube for compressor problems and listen to the sound of bad compressors.

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#12442135 - 09/25/17 10:41 PM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: bayoubob]
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Registered: 04/30/17
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Loc: San Angelo
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#12442208 - 09/26/17 12:10 AM Re: Repowering choices???? ProXS 250 VS 250 SHO [Re: bayoubob]
scruboak Offline
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1134
Loc: Cisco,tx
think I will just rebuild my old junk I cant afford these new motors they all trying to be like dodge was.

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