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Old 02 August 2008, 02:47   #31
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Whats the dfference between smartcraft and Lowrance Nmea 2000 compatible stuff, the description sounds much the same to me?
Smartcraft is used only by Mercury and is designed to work with Navman instruments it cannot be used with other products.

NMEA2000 is a new standard that has been introduced that will link systems and will be common between different manufacturers eg Suzuki and Evinrude, Garmin, Lowracne etc have all adopted it already. It has been defined by, and is controlled by, the US based National Marine Electronics Association

Smartcraft is limiting as it only works with the Navman stuff whereas NMEA 2000 allows you to talk to different systems.
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Old 02 August 2008, 03:30   #32
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Photos as promised, great boat 50+ knts!!
Was that out in the Solent on Monday? Saw something identical with twin Verados.
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Old 02 August 2008, 16:16   #33
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Was that out in the Solent on Monday? Saw something identical with twin Verados.
Yeap, we were doing the final trials on Monday.
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Old 02 August 2008, 19:21   #34
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Yeap, we were doing the final trials on Monday.
So what was the verdict then performance wise?
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Old 04 August 2008, 04:05   #36
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So what was the verdict then performance wise?
Very good, the Digital throttle and the electro hydraulic steering is really good. Doing about 52knts loaded up but the pick up is very impressive for a 4 stroke. Top end its a few knts quicker than the 250EFi's we took off but the pick up alot better.
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Very good, the Digital throttle and the electro hydraulic steering is really good. Doing about 52knts loaded up but the pick up is very impressive for a 4 stroke. Top end its a few knts quicker than the 250EFi's we took off but the pick up alot better.
The Verado throttle response is instant they give a new meaning to the word 'torque'

Never have I experienced the grip they have on a properly set up installation I mean .. for a boat .. you would get pressed into the back of your seat when you throttled up .. it really is impressive
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That will be down to the supercharger!!!
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That will be down to the supercharger!!!
What I was really getting at was that you would expect some slip from the props, as you would think they wouldnt be able to transmit the power to the water like that , which was why I used the words "properly set up" in my post. Barrus claim that somewhere around a half two two thirds of the prop should only be in the water iirc, which I would expect on a racing style set up. It just amazes me how it can transmit that thrust the way it does. Also I should point out, this is in reference to already being under way, and not the hole shot, which is a different story!
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Yes I see what you mean. I just wish there were some duo prop outboards around. Yamaha did one of 150hp but it never caught on. prob not much point for a 150 but on a 350 it would help a lot.
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