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Old 02-14-2019, 11:32 AM
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I am looking to repower my boat in the a year or two and would like some real world feed back on the new 225hp V6 that Merc has out. They will be replacing 2 Yamaha 225hp OX66 on my 2700ccx MayCraft. Any info would be great. Thank you very much.
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Originally Posted by NiteKap View Post
Good Morning
I am looking to repower my boat in the a year or two and would like some real world feed back on the new 225hp V6 that Merc has out. They will be replacing 2 Yamaha 225hp OX66 on my 2700ccx MayCraft. Any info would be great. Thank you very much.
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No first hand experience, but it sure sounds like a fine plan. Can't wait to hear the before-and-after comparison.
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Originally Posted by NiteKap View Post
Good Morning
I am looking to repower my boat in the a year or two and would like some real world feed back on the new 225hp V6 that Merc has out. They will be replacing 2 Yamaha 225hp OX66 on my 2700ccx MayCraft. Any info would be great. Thank you very much.
Kyle
Yes.

Have two in a rental fleet. Super quiet. Probably quietest OB on the market IMO. No problems 200hrs thus far. Stout on the bottom end, and good top end also.
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We have installed some singles and will be wrapping up a twin 225 installation soon. Very impressed with them. Tons of torque, even quieter than a Verado and they do extremely well on fuel economy.
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Any updates on these motors?? Still have time before I return to my boat back in NC but any info is great!
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Get them if you can. Up to 27 weeks backorder on the V6s now.
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I have 200's, 250's coming in 'Shortly".
I'll have to look on 225's.
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I have another 2yrs at the location before I head back to NC. So I have plenty of time just looking to see who’s all running them and how they are doing. What’s your going price for the 200s Parker Yacht?
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I have a set of them. They are powerhouses for sure. I really like how the motors perform. But, they do not trim at the same rate and they have had water in the oil at both oil changes. Mercury does not seem worried as I haven't heard anything back from them after my dealer sent pictures of the milky oil to them. I on the other hand am worried.
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I had one of the first ones that shipped. Put 400 hrs on it on a 22 Bay Boat. DEFINATELY the quietest OB I've ever seen. Made my Verados seem loud.

Super smooth, tons of power. No issues at all.
Very easy to do routine maintenance on as wel .

New owner is a buddy, he has 200+ additional hours on it without a hickup.
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I am in the middle of a repower and have done a ton of research in the 225p-250hp range. Looked at Yamaha, Suzuki, and Mercury. Have a 25' Contender currently with Yamaha OX66's and have always been a Yamaha owner. However, this time, I'm going with twin Mercury 225hp V6. For me the decision was based on weight (475lb vs 550lbs), and better fuel economy. (some reporting up to 2.5mpg). I did have some fun contemplating hanging 300's on the back with WOT of 70mph+, but then my practical self took over. :-) With a 185 gallon tank, these 225's can get me out pretty fast and far, and back again. I also liked what I read on the digital throttles. They are more expensive than the Zukes, but IMO worth the extra cost.

Hope this helps
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I have the 200 v6, great motor, ultra quiet, tons of torque, no issues. My motor is for sale in the classifieds on here if anyone is looking for a deal on a new v6. There was a commercial guy on here that had about 1000 hours on 2 motors and had no issues with them.
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Did someone mention they are fuel efficient as well.


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I had two Merc. 225's on a boat I just sold. They had 350 hours on them when I sold the boat. They performed flawlessly. They were very quite. It's hard to tell they're on, unless you look for the pee stream.

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