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Old 17 April 2008, 17:09   #11
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Im just about to put 2 pairs of Verado 300's on 2 Arctic 28's for the Swedish navy. Will see what there like!!. Verado any day for me. Fly by wire, no buying tons of 2 stroke oil, 5 year warranty, Smartcraft system. But i would say that!
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Old 18 April 2008, 01:23   #12
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Old 18 April 2008, 01:36   #13
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Very nice, interesting choice not being as mainstream as a Scorp!

When do you plan to be in the water? Shouldn't be difficult to spot you in a crowd with a Cougar!
Should be in the water in the next few weeks..
one of our first trips will be Jersey so I'll give you a shout...

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Im just about to put 2 pairs of Verado 300's on 2 Arctic 28's for the Swedish navy. Will see what there like!!. Verado any day for me. Fly by wire, no buying tons of 2 stroke oil, 5 year warranty, Smartcraft system. But i would say that!
I have all good experiences with the Verado 250 that we fitted and had on a demo boat for a summer - agree with everything above. Fitted colour instruments with GPS etc that worked with the Smartcraft which worked very well even in daylight.

One factor could be the availability and quality of dealers locally - if they are both as good as each other that doesn't help though!
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I have all good experiences with the Verado 250 that we fitted and had on a demo boat for a summer - agree with everything above. Fitted colour instruments with GPS etc that worked with the Smartcraft which worked very well even in daylight.

One factor could be the availability and quality of dealers locally - if they are both as good as each other that doesn't help though!
You bet, thats a big thing to look at these days, most outboards are pretty good really, but you need to look at how well you will get looked after once you have paid for them because they will go wrong at some point in there live's!! Do you have a good local dealer, can you get the parts quickly etc etc
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You bet, thats a big thing to look at these days, most outboards are pretty good really, but you need to look at how well you will get looked after once you have paid for them because they will go wrong at some point in there live's!! Do you have a good local dealer, can you get the parts quickly etc etc
I have asked around, and the guys here seem to have a pretty good rep. I will be going for the Verado 300..if only the 350 verado was available now eh?...
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I have asked around, and the guys here seem to have a pretty good rep. I will be going for the Verado 300..if only the 350 verado was available now eh?...
Thanks for your help ..
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You won't regret getting the Navman / Smartcraft integrated instruments as well - the best screen out of all of the Smartcraft compatible things, although there may an issue with waterproofness - keep all of the receipts just in case! You can integrate all of your passage planning with the fuel info from the engine and monitor everything with one GPS/Depth sounder/engine instrument!
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i shall look forward to collecting my niew rib in a few weeks, and maybe meet up with a few of the Ribnet crew....( need some help putting some hours on the Verado before the trip home...)
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