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Old 07 November 2013, 14:48   #1
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Any one got experience of Verado 300's

Good, bad, ugly?
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Old 07 November 2013, 15:08   #2
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On the basis they're like the 250 and 275....just great! Super quiet with the four stroke , then great pick up from the super charger :-)
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I used one a few times this year. It seemed to average around 100 litres per hour, cruising at 40kts with frequent bursts of speed up to 60 plus kts on a twin hull powerboat. So that's around 2 litres per nm, not bad considering the speeds we were doing. Sounds great when the supercharger gets up to speed.

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Amazing! Outclasses everything else on the market.
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Old 07 November 2013, 17:23   #6
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I have a 275 Gen 1. Fantastic bit of kit, and the controls are amazing. The later Gen 2 are more economical and improved from the Gen 1. Very smooth, quiet and powerful. Try this link for everything you need to know.

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Oscar beat me to it.

There is a Verado Forum out there that is full of good information. The number one thing they stress is that you need to live near a very good Verado mechanic. They sound a bit more complicated than any other engine out there and it takes some know how and training to make them run right. I don't think the forum attitude is selling a lot of engines for Mercury.

I toyed with the idea of fixing up one with a broken head for a little bit but that ended up not sounding like a good idea.

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Hmm...

So after the Round the IOW I thought I could use a few more ponies on the back and there is an 2011 6 cyl 300 with 450 hours on it, fairly locally.

Don't suppose anyone knows it's history? It's on eBay and b&o from a dealer near Fareham. I will call them today but one of you local chaps might be aware of it.

Sounds like I should look down the back of the sofa and see what I can scrape together. Sell a few other toys and maybe consider it.
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