Originally Posted by Kris de buyser
I did hear that de mercury verados are good engines,
but have a very high fuel consomption.
Is that correct ?
I wouldnt say it was that bad,.. But if you hammer it, just like all the others, it wont be good. The 200,225,250,275 all share the same block IIRC so the power comes from remapping the ecu for the fuelling and the supercharger. The right prop will help keep consumption down too because of the way the Verado should be set on the transom which is a lot higher than other outboards, ofcourse this follows for any outboard, but moreso the Verado
Oh and when you get it running .. go to the bow, and you'll forget youve turned it on, its so quiet
But in use.. it was the fly by wire controls and instant thrust off the thing, that Ive never experienced with any other outboard, that made me like it a lot