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Old 07-22-2005, 09:15 AM
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Default Mercury 275 Verado vs. Yamaha F250

Which motor do you believe to be the best and why? This will decide on the boat I will be getting.
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I think black looks best on a white boat. Grey looks best on colored hulls. What color is the hull?
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So your saying they are equal?? Havn't decided on a color yet?
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Buy the 275hp Verado and have to purchase premium fuel @ close to $3/gallon ??? ... I don't think so.

The choice is simple - Bombardier E-Tec. Even Yummie's own tests prove that their HPDI motor is cheaper to own/operate in the long run than their 4-stroke equivalent. Given that, and where the E-Tec outperforms the HPDI ... the decision is easy IMHO.
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Let the admiral pick the hull color and you're set to go!
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I had the same choice and went trip 275 verado. The verado is a complete system(power steering, dts,autosync...) Its faster, lower in sound, better torque, more options...I have 150hrs on mine so far so good Only con I can find is fuel burn above cruise on the 275 you will get 27gph at the pins However, I can cruise @ 12/motor 45mph I own a 36 contender and with trip f250s top speed 57 with trip 275 I have hit 64 that alone is reason for me....
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As for premium fuel I would put that in my f250s if I owned them. Though you don't lose that much overall power, if its a concern go verado 250 and still get a better all around motor
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At what speed do you get on plane? I'm looking at a 38 Fountain or maybe a 36 Contender CC. A Fountain you must use Merc's-- Also do you burn Premium gas?
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Do you have good access to 91+ octane fuel? If not then it makes no sense to pay extra for the Verado 275 (other than for vanities sake, but you're not a vain person are you?).

My personal opinion is that it's better to pick the boat and then pick the power. Of course if you choose the Fountain then your engine choices are somewhat limited. I think Intrepid will rig whatever outboard you want.

I'm still skeptical of the longevity of the supercharger on the Verados. I would wait another year or two to see how long they last and how much they cost when they start poofing. I do like the auto sync and the drive by wire throttle of the Verado.

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Intrepid is rigging merc and Suzuki both great motors I am not bashing yahama just when presented with this exact choice I went verado. I would have went 250 but I like speed and wanted the fastest four stroke option available to me....BTW my marina has high octane so that also help with the decision I am paying 2.79/gallon with .10 cent discount
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Even Yummie's own tests prove that their HPDI motor is cheaper to own/operate in the long run than their 4-stroke equivalent. .
I would be interested in seeing the Yamaha report which contains this conclusion.
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[quote]Paul - 7/22/2005 9:49 AM

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Even Yummie's own tests prove that their HPDI motor is cheaper to own/operate in the long run than their 4-stroke equivalent. .
Yeah, you dont need to add fuel to a blown hpdi....
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Buy the 275hp Verado and have to purchase premium fuel @ close to $3/gallon ??? ... I don't think so.

The choice is simple - Bombardier E-Tec. Even Yummie's own tests prove that their HPDI motor is cheaper to own/operate in the long run than their 4-stroke equivalent. Given that, and where the E-Tec outperforms the HPDI ... the decision is easy IMHO.
This is the guy that said money was no object on another thread..

89 octane is over $3 gal. here and there is no 87 to be found on the water,,93 octane is .07-.10 gal higher..to a man who can say "money is no object" about his boat....don't think .10 gal will matter anyway
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The mood this week seems to be pro Mercury.

I'd get the Merc then prepare in two weeks to be called really stupid for doing so.
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he looking to sell a 48 Viking and buy a top tier cc with trips as you said I don't think fuel cost is and issue

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Vin's got it correct - go test both motors and decide - to me the F250 is a great MOTOR...but the 275 is a SYSTEM.....I like the smooth "snick" of shifting when docking instead of the annoying, archaic loud "CLUNK" by the yamaha....and the auto sync at any speed in less than a 1/10 of a second...

by the way we have many in our owners group (incl 3 V's) that have 275's. many run reg gas and can't tell a bit of difference...as the 275 generates 260 on reg gas all day long - and it's awful hard to feel 15 ponies per engine...

They were not avail to me at the time, but I would get the 275's just to have the 2-7-5 on the back of my cowl..but then again I'm a vain SOB and looks are very important to me here in the Fort Lauderdale world of big dog boats and astounding lookin women.. ..
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Vin's got it correct - go test both motors and decide - to me the F250 is a great MOTOR...but the 275 is a SYSTEM.....I like the smooth "snick" of shifting when docking instead of the annoying, archaic loud "CLUNK" by the yamaha....and the auto sync at any speed in less than a 1/10 of a second...

by the way we have many in our owners group (incl 3 V's) that have 275's. many run reg gas and can't tell a bit of difference...as the 275 generates 260 on reg gas all day long - and it's awful hard to feel 15 ponies per engine...

They were not avail to me at the time, but I would get the 275's just to have the 2-7-5 on the back of my cowl..but then again I'm a vain SOB and looks are very important to me here in the Fort Lauderdale world of big dog boats and astounding lookin women.. ..
Why spend the extra bucks on the 275 if its hardly better than the 250 on regular gas? Just invest in in a can of black paint to paint over the "50", and a can of white paint and a stencil kit to put in a "75" after the "2". Nobody will know the difference except you.
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All I can Say is I love my F250.. Solid, Quiet, Very Little Vibration, and meets all my power requirements. Lets not get caught up in the octane discussions fellows. Its really not a factor in the purchace process if the truth be told...My motor has been reliable so far. Have not been around many Verados so i cant comment.
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Vin's got it correct - go test both motors and decide - to me the F250 is a great MOTOR...but the 275 is a SYSTEM.....I like the smooth "snick" of shifting when docking instead of the annoying, archaic loud "CLUNK" by the yamaha....and the auto sync at any speed in less than a 1/10 of a second...

by the way we have many in our owners group (incl 3 V's) that have 275's. many run reg gas and can't tell a bit of difference...as the 275 generates 260 on reg gas all day long - and it's awful hard to feel 15 ponies per engine...

They were not avail to me at the time, but I would get the 275's just to have the 2-7-5 on the back of my cowl..but then again I'm a vain SOB and looks are very important to me here in the Fort Lauderdale world of big dog boats and astounding lookin women.. ..
Why spend the extra bucks on the 275 if its hardly better than the 250 on regular gas? Just invest in in a can of black paint to paint over the "50", and a can of white paint and a stencil kit to put in a "75" after the "2". Nobody will know the difference except you.
oh no... everyone would know the diffrence when I got thru with it... - it would b akin to makin a radar arch outta 2 x 4's - not exactly factory spec....
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