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Old 02-25-2019, 11:16 PM
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Hello,

How do you guys compare these new Merc's to the industry leaders such as Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda?

Would love to also hear from anyone who actually owns one of them.

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Old 02-26-2019, 04:05 AM
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This will probably get moved to a better section than SportFishing and Charters.

The new Mercury V6 will have more displacement while weighing less than their 4 cylinder competitors. This provides more torque and better fuel economy. They also are equipped with an alternator charging system and the valve-train is maintenance free for life. Mercury is the only manufacturer to provide an actual corrosion warranty. Total warranty coverage, including extended warranty, is up to 8 years and administered by Mercury for the entire period.

We have installed several and they’re very impressive. The owners still talk about the amazing torque and fuel economy. Mechanical and DTS control options make them an easy swap for many different applications.
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I don't own one (yet) and I gotta say as a former and still Yamaha guy, Mercury is doing everything right. I got to sea trial the 300's v8's and was blown away. My friends with the smaller motors are all loving them.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:21 AM
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Got a twin set up of 225's that have been on the boat since Late December 2018. Right now have about 35hrs on them. They do everything Mercury says they do. For those who are not "Mercury guys", take another look.
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When did Honda become an industry leader and Mercury not?
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Old 02-26-2019, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
When did Honda become an industry leader and Mercury not?
I think heís remembering the late 90ís when Honda got
a lot of press and Mercury opti-pooped. Obviously Mercury has come a ways since then.
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Iíd like to buy a 250 or 300 but canít find either. Dealers wonít even call back after inquiring about a purchase.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
When did Honda become an industry leader and Mercury not?
lol there a good ol motor.
I may have got a bit carried away ..
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Am i the only one that thinks they look good??
A real beast of a look i reckon

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Originally Posted by chrisrack View Post
Iíd like to buy a 250 or 300 but canít find either. Dealers wonít even call back after inquiring about a purchase.
Thats weird??
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
This will probably get moved to a better section than SportFishing and Charters.

The new Mercury V6 will have more displacement while weighing less than their 4 cylinder competitors. This provides more torque and better fuel economy. They also are equipped with an alternator charging system and the valve-train is maintenance free for life. Mercury is the only manufacturer to provide an actual corrosion warranty. Total warranty coverage, including extended warranty, is up to 8 years and administered by Mercury for the entire period.

We have installed several and theyíre very impressive. The owners still talk about the amazing torque and fuel economy. Mechanical and DTS control options make them an easy swap for many different applications.
Thanks. What would be the preferred choice out of the V6 200HP or the V8 200HP??
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Originally Posted by chrisrack View Post
Iíd like to buy a 250 or 300 but canít find either. Dealers wonít even call back after inquiring about a purchase.
call David Wade Marine. Talk with Kelly. Great prices and will give you real lead.times for engines.
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Originally Posted by chrisrack View Post
Iíd like to buy a 250 or 300 but canít find either. Dealers wonít even call back after inquiring about a purchase.
Thatís because they donít have any engines to sell.

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Thanks. What would be the preferred choice out of the V6 200HP or the V8 200HP??
It honestly depends on the application. The torque of the V8 canít be beat, but the V6 is no slouch.

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call David Wade Marine. Talk with Kelly. Great prices and will give you real lead.times for engines.
Thanks MC! Hope youíre enjoying your engines.
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Hi MC, I'm really glad I just came across your post. I'm considering repowering my Grady White Sailfish 272 with twin Merc 225s and I've got a few questions that I'd be super grateful if you could answer. 1. Are you still as happy with the engines since your last post? 2. I see you're in Pompano (I'm in Ft Lauderdale) so it's likely you repowered at Preferred Marine (I've been talking with Kurt there). If that's where you repowered, how has your experience been with them? 3. Was there any promotion for the length of the factory warranty when you purchased? Currently it's 5 years but I'm wondering if they run promotions occasionally that lengthen that at no additional cost. 4. What engines were on the boat prior to the repower and how does the performance of the new engines compare to the old? 5. Did you get white or black? I'd like white and there's currently a 6 to 8 month wait for those vs a short wait for black. I'm going to look into the possibility of painting the black engines white. 6. The odd shape of the engine is a little tough for me to get used to but I've heard it grows on people. Did you have any issue with the look of the engines and if so have you warmed to the look? Sorry to hit you with so many questions but I'm pretty excited to be able to communicate with someone who repowered with the same engines I'm interested in. Thank you so much!
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Originally Posted by Horseplay2 View Post
Hi MC, I'm really glad I just came across your post. I'm considering repowering my Grady White Sailfish 272 with twin Merc 225s and I've got a few questions that I'd be super grateful if you could answer. 1. Are you still as happy with the engines since your last post? 2. I see you're in Pompano (I'm in Ft Lauderdale) so it's likely you repowered at Preferred Marine (I've been talking with Kurt there). If that's where you repowered, how has your experience been with them? 3. Was there any promotion for the length of the factory warranty when you purchased? Currently it's 5 years but I'm wondering if they run promotions occasionally that lengthen that at no additional cost. 4. What engines were on the boat prior to the repower and how does the performance of the new engines compare to the old? 5. Did you get white or black? I'd like white and there's currently a 6 to 8 month wait for those vs a short wait for black. I'm going to look into the possibility of painting the black engines white. 6. The odd shape of the engine is a little tough for me to get used to but I've heard it grows on people. Did you have any issue with the look of the engines and if so have you warmed to the look? Sorry to hit you with so many questions but I'm pretty excited to be able to communicate with someone who repowered with the same engines I'm interested in. Thank you so much!
shoot me a PM and give me a call. But simply put, happy with the engines.
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