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Old 08 October 2007, 08:23   #11
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Similar speeds to Richard - with an XS200 73 - 76 mph and up to 84 with a 2.5EFI 280, but hope to get more up at Coniston!
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Old 08 October 2007, 08:39   #12
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If you want this kind of hull and a fast rib. Do i have to go for a race merc? Is the 250 e-tec or 250-300 4-stroke good for fast speeds?

Or must i have the merc on a light boat like this?
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If you want this kind of hull and a fast rib. Do i have to go for a race merc? Is the 250 e-tec or 250-300 4-stroke good for fast speeds?

Or must i have the merc on a light boat like this?
As per my PM, the Mercury Offshore leg (actually the mid section) comes in a 15", and to my knowledge is unique, having the powerhead and the centre of gravity so low helps with the handling of a boat. The next option I would consider would be the lightest possible 20" engines such as the Merc XS250 or XS300, and after that the heavier engines which I assume would be the 4 strokes.

The engine I would therefore recomend would be the 280hp 2.5EFI with a 15" mid section.
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