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Old 11-15-2013, 04:20 PM
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Not trying to spam, I just know that you guys, as do I, appreciate pics and perf #s when posted. I was talking with Bill this morning re the final details of my 31 as he wraps up the build when he mentioned he had just test run the latest 25 to come off the line. I think it's one of the first ones with the new 150 4s Mercs as he typically rigs Yamahas and Zukes. I sense that Bill may not be a Merc guy, but he seemed really impressed with the new engines. Anyhow, here's the #s

2500--19.5-6.5gph
3000--27.5-8.4
3500--32.1-11.4
4000--37.1-15.2
4500--41.2-19.2
5450--51.5??


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Guy likes to dive I guess
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:28 PM
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:29 PM
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Cool. And those fuel flow numbers are awesome!
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That's sweet!!! Got any more pics?
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Ill get him to text me some more tomorrow.
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I would like to know what props were on the boat.
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Originally Posted by Capt. Steve Barnes View Post
I would like to know what props were on the boat.
I know he said mirages, but not sure what pitch. Id guess 19s
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More pics would be fantastic. Do you know how these a compare to the yams any Suzuki's? Interesting that the hardtop supports go to the gunnels. Guess its a dive boat rather then a fishing boat.
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More pics would be fantastic. Do you know how these a compare to the yams any Suzuki's? Interesting that the hardtop supports go to the gunnels. Guess its a dive boat rather then a fishing boat.
Yeah, this boat has a tower not a ttop. Ttop is standard, for whatever reason this buyer wanted a half tower. He obviously is setting it up for diving. Not sure about the zuke and yam comparison but I'll ask.
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Yeah, this boat has a tower not a ttop. Ttop is standard, for whatever reason this buyer wanted a half tower. He obviously is setting it up for diving. Not sure about the zuke and yam comparison but I'll ask.
Thanks for the numbers on the Merc 150s. Looks like a strong, efficient motor. It gives me some optimism that they will perform well on my new cat. Fit n finish on the boat looks great as well. Good to see these guys up and running again, they make a very nice boat. I suspect you will absolutely love your 31 for the fishing you do up there. Can't wait to see some fishing reports.
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Those 150s look great. I think you'll like em. Should be a perfect match. I'm glad you didn't go twin 90s!

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Those 150's are great motors. I own 3 of them..good low end, and very light in it's class. Nice looking boat all the way around...like the rigging.
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interested in how much a boat like that runs
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For comparison
2001 25 Prowler Yamaha 200 HPDIs
Speed is linear to rpm 3000 30 mph 12gph 3500 35 14 gph wot 5000 50mph 27gph
sweet spot around 35-40mph
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Yeah, the small block hpdis always did pretty well on fuel. The 150 Mercs look great on paper. They may have a real winner here.
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Yeah, the small block hpdis always did pretty well on fuel. The 150 Mercs look great on paper. They may have a real winner here.
We need some more pictures of the entire rig. Rigging looks good and it is nice to see more manufacturers giving an American company a chance. The new Mercury 150's continue to impress everyone that actually gets to spend some time with the engines. We have rigged several re-powers, and our customers absolutely love them. They are a very well thought out, Mercury really did their homework with this engine. It is over-engineered, for future higher hp versions I am assuming, and leads the pack in almost every statistic in which outboards are compared. I really think this engine will start a nice turn around for a lot of people's view of Mercury.
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Those numbers do seem a little too good to be true though...those motors only burn 4 gph at 3k rpm?
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