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New Mercury Engine Announcement- Anything There For You? #10613676 02/12/15 05:22 PM
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Well, Mercury just announced their new engines at the Miami International Boat Show: a whopper 350 Verado, a mega-whopper 400R racing Verado, and a huge stern drive. This didn't quite "change the game" for me! I was hoping to see some dramatic innovation in the everyman's horsepower range of, say, 150 to 250, and lighter four-stroke or cleaner two-stroke. I don't know how many customers Mercury sees for these big heavy machines, but I think they forgot about the rest of us!

Anybody want a 350 or 400R Verado on their bass boat?

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Re: New Mercury Engine Announcement- Anything There For You? [Re: PhishWhisperer] #10613681 02/12/15 05:23 PM
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There Pro XS engines are so good that it is hard to improve on perfection. clap


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Re: New Mercury Engine Announcement- Anything There For You? [Re: PhishWhisperer] #10615243 02/13/15 02:41 AM
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^^^^ what he said!!

Re: New Mercury Engine Announcement- Anything There For You? [Re: PhishWhisperer] #10615271 02/13/15 02:48 AM
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Any merc vs a yamaha slo.

Re: New Mercury Engine Announcement- Anything There For You? [Re: PhishWhisperer] #10616384 02/13/15 04:44 PM
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Very disappointing. The guy announcing was having problems to boot.


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Re: New Mercury Engine Announcement- Anything There For You? [Re: PhishWhisperer] #10616414 02/13/15 04:56 PM
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The larger engines are probably for the offshore market.


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Re: New Mercury Engine Announcement- Anything There For You? [Re: Happykamper] #10616466 02/13/15 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: Happykamper
There Pro XS engines are so good that it is hard to improve on perfection. clap

Love mine so far!


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Re: New Mercury Engine Announcement- Anything There For You? [Re: PhishWhisperer] #10616549 02/13/15 05:58 PM
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Someone will mount that 400 on an unlimited HP bass boat hull I bet! I'm not riding in it though!! bolt


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Re: New Mercury Engine Announcement- Anything There For You? [Re: PhishWhisperer] #10616973 02/13/15 09:20 PM
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They need to knock about 100lbs off of them if they want to market to the bass boat crowd.

Rich at Hydrilla Gear did just rig up a Bullet 20cc with a 350 Verado though, it will be interesting to see what it will do. I doubt it is any better than a 300xs.

Re: New Mercury Engine Announcement- Anything There For You? [Re: PhishWhisperer] #10617368 02/14/15 12:50 AM
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Definitely not an answer to the Evinrude G2. Complacency does not keep consumers.


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Re: New Mercury Engine Announcement- Anything There For You? [Re: BThomas] #10617563 02/14/15 02:20 AM
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Definitely not an answer to the Evinrude G2. Complacency does not keep consumers.


That's funny, the day Evinrude catches Mercury we will all be dead. banana


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Definitely not an answer to the Evinrude G2. Complacency does not keep consumers.


That's funny, the day Evinrude catches Mercury we will all be dead. banana


BRP has done some great things with Evinrude. Sad that you do not have much longer.


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Definitely not an answer to the Evinrude G2. Complacency does not keep consumers.


That's funny, the day Evinrude catches Mercury we will all be dead. banana


BRP has done some great things with Evinrude. Sad that you do not have much longer.


I guess we will see, I figure I have at least another 30 years, comparing Evinrude to Mercury is like comparing Lone Star beer to Budweiser


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