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Old 06-12-2018, 03:36 AM
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Default Mercury V6 and V8 Performance Reports - CARB results available

Mercury’s performance tests are available for the new V6s and V8s.

https://mercurymarine.widencollectiv...rformanceTests

*UPDATE* CARB test results. https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/offroa...w-001-0490.pdf

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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
Mercury’s performance tests are available for the new V6s and V8s.

Great thanks a lot
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FINALLY! Right off the bat, this one stands out to me, the Whaler 270 Dauntless with twin 200s, flat destroys the 225 Verados on the same boat, here is a link to the Whaler website: https://www.bostonwhaler.com/family-...270-dauntless/. This is what we've all been talking about, the TORQUE these engines make is nothing short of amazing, all while burning significantly less fuel than the Verados. Twin 200s going faster and burning 25% less fuel RPM to RPM over 225 Verados, now that is impressive.
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Never ever did I think I’d say that a new Merc really has my interest. The new V6 225 is one I’d seriously consider. I’d like to see some REAL world performance on a 22’ bay boat. Local support for Merc is better than any other brand.
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Thanks for sharing!
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Popcorn ready mode��
Nice Merc ��
Let's the game begin
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Unbelievable efficiency! The 21 Yellowfin gets a 7mpg cruise with a 200?

Can't wait to see what the 225-300 does on the faster hulls like bassboats and tunnels.
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Some very impressive numbers for sure. Now I need to buy a new flats boat to hang one of these on!!!

So how long do we have before the tug o war crew destroys this thread since they are feeling threatened and irrelevant once again?
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Originally Posted by Badbagger View Post
Never ever did I think I’d say that a new Merc really has my interest. The new V6 225 is one I’d seriously consider. I’d like to see some REAL world performance on a 22’ bay boat. Local support for Merc is better than any other brand.

You have reports for the Ranger 2260 with a 200 and the 2360 with a 225. I ran the 2360 several times at the Miami show and the numbers on the report were easily reproduced with 3-4 people on board in a bay chop.
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For what sundance is talking about here are the links:
270 Dauntless with 225 Verado's
270 Dauntless with 200 4-Strokes
When the dust settles, the 200's are 1mph slower on the big end but 4 freakin' mph faster at 3500rpm and 4k rpm cruise. In ALL areas, the 200's are more fuel efficient 1.6 mpg vs 1.13 on the big end and 2.7 vs 1.96 at cruise That's a noticeable difference. And remember, we're comparing 200's to 225's. That makes it a little more interesting.
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Originally Posted by flatsfactory View Post
For what sundance is talking about here are the links:
270 Dauntless with 225 Verado's
270 Dauntless with 200 4-Strokes
When the dust settles, the 200's are 1mph slower on the big end but 4 freakin' mph faster at 3500rpm and 4k rpm cruise. In ALL areas, the 200's are more fuel efficient 1.6 mpg vs 1.13 on the big end and 2.7 vs 1.96 at cruise That's a noticeable difference. And remember, we're comparing 200's to 225's. That makes it a little more interesting.
The 200s show faster up top too, 55.3 versus 53.8. Power to weight ratio is making the difference for sure, you have 1300 pounds worth of Verados versus 950 on the 3.4 200s.
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This is VERY impressive on a 24ft bayboat. Almost identical numbers from 30-45mph I get with my G2 300. Looks like the Yellowfin is a more efficient hull that the bluewave however.
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This is VERY impressive on a 24ft bayboat. Almost identical numbers from 30-45mph I get with my G2 300. Looks like the Yellowfin is a more efficient hull that the bluewave however.
41.5" of setback?? That's a hell of a jackplate. Must mean from the notch in the hull I'm guessing ? But impressive numbers.
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
Some very impressive numbers for sure. Now I need to buy a new flats boat to hang one of these on!!!

So how long do we have before the tug o war crew destroys this thread since they are feeling threatened and irrelevant once again?
I, for one, am excited to see these numbers. I have enjoyed the few times that I got to operate a Verado, and it has had my number 2 spot in outboard choice for my application. This now takes the #2 spot. Don't be upset if someone chooses something different, be happy that these outboard companies are pushing each other to improve. Way to geaux, Merc! Options are nice.
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Originally Posted by GWcpa View Post
41.5" of setback?? That's a hell of a jackplate. Must mean from the notch in the hull I'm guessing ? But impressive numbers.
I am sure they are measuring from the running surface to the lower unit. Seems pretty reasonable to me with the hull design on the 24 YF.
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If I were re-powering right now I'd definitely be choosing between these or the G2s. Very impressive numbers coming from Merc.
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Originally Posted by sundancekid View Post
The 200s show faster up top too, 55.3 versus 53.8. Power to weight ratio is making the difference for sure, you have 1300 pounds worth of Verados versus 950 on the 3.4 200s.
You're dead right, but that's what I get for reading way to fast. Like he said, the 200's outrun 225 Verado's on the big end as well. We know the Verado's are strong, and these v6's just smoke them. That's impressive.

For whoever asked about the 2360 Ranger, it looks like with a 225 it is running 46.3 @ 2.4mpg with a 31.5 cruise(4k rpm) at 4.6mpg. For the Ranger 2260 with a 200 the numbers are 52.1 @ 2.3-2.4mpg and 34.7(4k rpm) @ 4.8mpg

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Anyone rig a triple 300 V8 yet? Would love to see comp with 300 Vrods.
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Originally Posted by scott_gunn View Post
If I were re-powering right now I'd definitely be choosing between these or the G2s. Very impressive numbers coming from Merc.
Agreed, seems BRP and Merc are pushing cutting edge tech. They’re forcing the hands of Yamaha and Zuke to make some changes or get out of the way. The bigger issue locally for me, Merc support trumps eTec in service and there are a lot of Mercs on transoms here.
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Originally Posted by Perf40 View Post
Anyone rig a triple 300 V8 yet? Would love to see comp with 300 Vrods.
I would like to see that

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