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Old 09 February 2010, 14:25   #1
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400hp merc

heard a tale that mercury are going to show a 400hp outboard at the miami boat show, any new from our usa guys
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Had a good search around the US sites and nothing - there was a picture of a Skater Cat which allegedly had a pair on, but the general consensus was is that it's a spoof.

I think Mercury will release something, but 400 is a big jump for the XS to go from 300, and the Verado is already high on boost to get to 350hp, so we'll have to wait and see - only a couple of days now!
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Had a good search around the US sites and nothing - there was a picture of a Skater Cat which allegedly had a pair on, but the general consensus was is that it's a spoof.

I think Mercury will release something, but 400 is a big jump for the XS to go from 300, and the Verado is already high on boost to get to 350hp, so we'll have to wait and see - only a couple of days now!
Cookee, dont you reckon that with an overbore, cam tweek, re-map and a bit of trickery, they couldn't get close to 400 out of a Verado? It might be a little 'peeky' though.
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www.offshoreonly.com - boat builder on there, already offering to supply boats with them on!

Must be confident about them being at the show
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Cookee, dont you reckon that with an overbore, cam tweek, re-map and a bit of trickery, they couldn't get close to 400 out of a Verado? It might be a little 'peeky' though.
Someone suggested a V12 Verado, but where would the supercharger go? Also a supercharged XS or even a turbo on a Verado - the possibilities are endless!
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Someone suggested a V12 Verado, but where would the supercharger go? Also a supercharged XS or even a turbo on a Verado - the possibilities are endless!
Turbos run too hot for outboards don't they?
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Turbos run too hot for outboards don't they?
Just repeating the possibilities that others are coming up with top explain the POSSIBLE launch of a 400hp outboard - I never said any of them made any sense!
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Turbos run too hot for outboards don't they?
yes, i wouldn't stop them trying though, my mate said that they are playing with a high hp diesel out board as well
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yes, i wouldn't stop them trying though, my mate said that they are playing with a high hp diesel out board as well
That would be good, what sort of hp?
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That would be good, what sort of hp?
i'll ask him on the next email state side, but he's only interested in big outboards so i'm assuming over 100hp maybe, even that to pete is a strimmer
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