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Mercury Marine just changed the game.........

Discussion in 'General' started by DrA5, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. DrA5

    DrA5 The OTHER Great Dane

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  2. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    Damn I need one for the Tritoon!
  3. borislav

    borislav Well-Known Member

    That is one bad mofo!
  4. NemesisR6

    NemesisR6 Gristle McThornbody

    I don't know jack shit about boats, but can somebody explain who would actually entertain this as a powerplant?

    Just a "big-dickin' it" accessory?
  5. baconologist

    baconologist Well-Known Member

    Pretty bad ass....
    You’ll see them show up at the poker runs soon.
  6. 88/532

    88/532 Simply Antagonistical

    There are boats out there with 4, 5, or 6 450s hanging off them now. I expect there is a boat manufacturer or two that will do the same with this engine...multiply.
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  7. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    That website sucks hippopotamus ass. Loads all wonky, takes forever and is designed by nerds for dorks.

    and shit! :D
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  8. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    How much....100k?
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  9. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    We used to have fun blowing up all the POS Mercury's so they would replace them with Johnson's. Yes, your tax dollars hard at work.
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  10. elvee

    elvee Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the ghost of Gar Wood wanted something to play with again. Not nearly as cool as a Packard inboard, but still pretty snazzy.
  11. Funkm05

    Funkm05 Dork

    Shoulda blown up more, apparently. Only one of them is still in the game. :Poke:
  12. twodocs

    twodocs Well-Known Member

    Large center consoles and crossovers. upload_2021-2-11_11-38-1.jpeg
  13. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    I'm going back 40 years. Our mechanics hated Mercury's.
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  14. badmoon692008

    badmoon692008 Well-Known Member

    Short answer? Yes...

    One of the main projects a couple years ago was adjusting the architecture of the system because it could only natively support 4 engines. There's now capability of up to 8 but I haven't seen any production boats with more than 6. The difference between 6 400's to 4 600's is less dirty water, less drag with fewer gearcases in the water, better fuel economy, and I haven't run the numbers but cost and weight are probably pretty comparable. The biggest benefit is now you can fit 5 600's... haha. This engine specifically has dual props, which is helpful for more authority on bigger boats, two speed transmission which allows large boats to get on plane quickly but then shift for better fuel economy and top speed, and integrated steering which makes the transom look vastly cleaner.
  15. bored&stroked

    bored&stroked Disclaimer: Can't spell

    600HP from an LS is easy peasy so how does it change the game?
    This has to be one of the more ridiculous statements on this board.
    Why would anyone want the most HP they can get? REALLY?
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  16. Greg ZX6R

    Greg ZX6R Well-Known Member

    Looks like dry weight is 1,260lbs. Triples is like having a small suv hanging on the back. I think the Merc 1750hp sterndive systems weigh like 1,700lbs each. Curious what the old 950hp or 1,000hp Lightning engines used in late 80s offshore superboats weighed, especially because they had four of them.
  17. Odilup

    Odilup Well-Known Member

    Have trip 300s now. Would love to do twin 600. Bad mofos, just wait until the SC gets bolted on.
  18. Ducti89

    Ducti89 Ticketing Melka’s dirtbike.....

    Cant wait for boats to get powered by Tesla-like batteries:D
  19. beechkingd

    beechkingd Well-Known Member

    That would be interesting/deadly on an STV.
  20. Odilup

    Odilup Well-Known Member

    Already out.

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