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#12571403 - 01/09/18 06:24 PM Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off?
Chris_K Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
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Loc: TX
While looking at alot of the tour pros new rigs online, Iíve been noticing an abundance of Verados.. Is this Mercuryís push for exposure by forcing team members to take their 4 strokes... or is this the new thing?

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#12571416 - 01/09/18 06:32 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: Chris_K]
i-Fish Offline
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I'd like a 4 stroke on my next boat. Only change the oil once a year, no having to fill and re-fill an oil reservoir, great low end torque, no real lack of performance and it is QUIET!
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#12571442 - 01/09/18 06:53 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: i-Fish]
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: i-Fish
I'd like a 4 stroke on my next boat. Only change the oil once a year, no having to fill and re-fill an oil reservoir, great low end torque, no real lack of performance and it is QUIET!


100% correct, best thing that ever happened to a bass boat.
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#12571498 - 01/09/18 07:25 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: Chris_K]
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Tap the brakes...lets get some seasons on the new 4 strokes before we start hailing them as great. I hope they are as tough as the EFI and the Pro XS (after bugs worked out in first couple years)
Let the builders find the bugs after "real time" use and Merc WILL get them right...

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#12571503 - 01/09/18 07:28 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: Chris_K]
Huckleberry Online   happy
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hmmm They've been around a while

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#12571508 - 01/09/18 07:29 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: Mudbone]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Mudbone
Tap the brakes...lets get some seasons on the new 4 strokes before we start hailing them as great. I hope they are as tough as the EFI and the Pro XS (after bugs worked out in first couple years)
Let the builders find the bugs after "real time" use and Merc WILL get them right...

huh?

They aren't "new". They've been out for a while.

Hell, my 4stroke is 15 years old and EVERYONE comments on how quiet it is. And it is fast enough. I have a 18'8" Skeeter with a Yamaha F150 It is 2 mph FASTER than my friends 2017 Nitro Z18 (18'8" as well...but it is a Nitro) with his 175 ProXS.

I think the 4 stroke is the way to go.
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#12571512 - 01/09/18 07:31 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: Chris_K]
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They're not new but the Mercs sure are heavy. The 250 Verado weighs 670# versus 505 for the Yam SHO 250.

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#12571514 - 01/09/18 07:33 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: Ken A.]
Huckleberry Online   happy
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
They're not new but the Mercs sure are heavy. The 250 Verado weighs 670# versus 505 for the Yam SHO 250.


That's what I've been waiting for, they need to shave the weight

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#12571615 - 01/09/18 08:20 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: Chris_K]
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Its rumored mercury has a new 250 4 stroke in the works, the bigger brother to that new 115 they came out with a few years ago.

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#12571654 - 01/09/18 08:37 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: Bossbowman]
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Originally Posted By: Bossbowman
Its rumored mercury has a new 250 4 stroke in the works, the bigger brother to that new 115 they came out with a few years ago.
ProXS 4 stroke 250?
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#12571663 - 01/09/18 08:41 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Mudbone
Tap the brakes...lets get some seasons on the new 4 strokes before we start hailing them as great. I hope they are as tough as the EFI and the Pro XS (after bugs worked out in first couple years)
Let the builders find the bugs after "real time" use and Merc WILL get them right...

huh?

They aren't "new". They've been out for a while.

Hell, my 4stroke is 15 years old and EVERYONE comments on how quiet it is. And it is fast enough. I have a 18'8" Skeeter with a Yamaha F150 It is 2 mph FASTER than my friends 2017 Nitro Z18 (18'8" as well...but it is a Nitro) with his 175 ProXS.

I think the 4 stroke is the way to go.


I don't want to wait on Mercury to get theirs right, Yamaha already has their's right. I've had all kinds and NONE can match my SHO for performance, economy or maintenance and that's not opinion, it's facts.
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#12571733 - 01/09/18 09:25 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: Chris_K]
Mr. Incredible Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 137
Iím running a four stroke 150HP on my Ď15 Nitro. At 60mph I can carry on a conversation with the passenger. Runs regular gas and Iíve not had a single issue. I like it a lot and the performance is all I need and the some.

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#12571734 - 01/09/18 09:26 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: Bossbowman]
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
Originally Posted By: Bossbowman
Its rumored mercury has a new 250 4 stroke in the works, the bigger brother to that new 115 they came out with a few years ago.



Iím wondering if these Verado covered motors are really the new 4 stroke in hiding.

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#12571736 - 01/09/18 09:28 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: i-Fish]
Im RICK JAMES Online   happy
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Loc: Alvord,tx
Yeah itís nice until you go to pay for that annual oil change. Itís enough to make me think twice before buying another one.
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#12571757 - 01/09/18 09:46 PM Re: Mercury 4 stroke finally taking off? [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Im RICK JAMES
Yeah itís nice until you go to pay for that annual oil change. Itís enough to make me think twice before buying another one.


Here's the true deal on the oil changes Rick, I buy the complete package, 5 quarts Yamaha oil, filter, o ring for $79 on ebay, no tax and free shipping. I also buy the kit which is actually just the hose and attachment to the engine to drain the oil for 14.95 on ebay and is reusable. Yamaha recommends an oil change every 100 hours or 1 year which ever comes first. For me it's one year. So you see the oil change is not that big of a deal. A 2 stroke probably uses that much oil in a year plus a lot more fuel than a 4 stroke. They are initially more expensive but I figure long term a 4 stroke will more than make up that difference. Unless you buy a Skeeter you will more than likely get a 2 stroke however I have noticed Fun & Sun has some Phoenix boats with Yamaha SHO's. Personally I will never own another 2 stroke.
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