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Old 08-04-2019, 01:55 PM
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Have these started shipping for repowers yet? I've seen several on new boats but no repowers. Any of the V6's out there?I wanted V8's but may have to go with 225's.
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I Looked for a month get on the web and start calling they are out there , but a pair will definately be tough to get ahold of. About a month ago I read about merc speeding up production with new casting equipment. Maybe they will speed up soon.
I ended up with a v6 no complaints.

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They are out there. I picked up a pair of 225's the beginning of the year and the shop had another pair of 225's and 350's in crates. Where are you located?
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They seem promising.



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We have gotten a few here and there, but nowhere near what we have on order.
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Originally Posted by Burford1 View Post
I Looked for a month get on the web and start calling they are out there , but a pair will definately be tough to get ahold of. About a month ago I read about merc speeding up production with new casting equipment. Maybe they will speed up soon.
I ended up with a v6 no complaints.


I know it's a trailer part...but for a second I thought you were installing a 2" receiver on the M5 and I thought, "Hell, Yeah!!"
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We have gotten a few here and there, but nowhere near what we have on order.
From calling around I understand in v8, Verado is the longest ETA at 21months from order , with regular v8 and proXS running about 14 months from order. Does that match what you are seeing as a dealer?
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He pretty much said 18 months on anything.
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All these "new" motors that everyone was eagerly waiting for will be old technology by the time you get one.
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Originally Posted by Burford1 View Post
I Looked for a month get on the web and start calling they are out there , but a pair will definately be tough to get ahold of. About a month ago I read about merc speeding up production with new casting equipment. Maybe they will speed up soon.
I ended up with a v6 no complaints.
What engine did the new V6 replace? How does it compare performance wise?
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Originally Posted by ciguaterra View Post
I know it's a trailer part...but for a second I thought you were installing a 2" receiver on the M5 and I thought, "Hell, Yeah!!"
The M5 would pull it better than my truck does .
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Originally Posted by Boats on Blocks View Post
What engine did the new V6 replace? How does it compare performance wise?

It replaced a 97 merc 200 carb motor. I had just purchased the boat and the merc that was on it needed alot of work. Wanted something reliable. I'm getting close to 5mpg at 36mph cruise and top speed went up 3mph. This is with no setup,
motor desperately needs to go down a hole and I'll probably gain another 3mph. Its ultra quiet has tons of torque I mean insane amounts of torque and super efficient.
however if I could have got my hands on a v8 i would have.

OP. Check with username sundance kid on here he can source and install a motor for you. He's in south fl so it will be a drive, but probably worth it for the quality of the Install.
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I'm looking for the V8 plan
"drawing installation"
The same as for the V6 (attached) which had been communicated, I believe, by David Wade Marine
Thank you very much

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Gents can anyone give me a brief reason why the new 300 v8 is cheaper than the v6 350 verado? Just curious why bigger motor is cheaper regardless of horsepower.
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Originally Posted by Sniktaw.rw View Post
Gents can anyone give me a brief reason why the new 300 v8 is cheaper than the v6 350 verado? Just curious why bigger motor is cheaper regardless of horsepower.
2 reasons. They can charge more because it has more horsepower. Superchargers are not cheap.
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2 reasons. They can charge more because it has more horsepower. Superchargers are not cheap.
I think a supercharger out of parts is $5K approximately. Yep, they're costly, but everything about an outboard is expensive.
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Took right at 10 months from order to receipt for my 225
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Originally Posted by claude44 View Post
I'm looking for the V8 plan
"drawing installation"
The same as for the V6 (attached) which had been communicated, I believe, by David Wade Marine
Thank you very much
For some reason, the website is not working this morning. Send me a PM reminder and I’ll look again tomorrow morning in when I check THT.

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