Originally Posted by codprawn
Did I say I know better?
I said I was concerned and I am as I may well buy one of these engines. I remember reading on this site about the RIB that was swamped on the Goodwins because the engines(Evinrudes) had cut out. Maybe all engines would have cut out in those condtions but then again maybe not.
These new Verados are being aimed at high speed applications - at those speeds the water tends to be a lot calmer than typical rib conditions. With all the elctronics and the supercharger gulping vast amounts of air is it going to be as stuff proof as a Tohatsu carb engine???
All I wanted was a bit of constructive thought................
OK Codders I'm not going to get into some pedantic time wasting argument over what you said or meant (again), because I have better things to do, but I think it's fair to say that any engine that uses air to run has to have holes, and when it has waves continually breaking over it there is a fair chance it may get some water in it. My belief is that modern outboard design engineers don't design things that only cope with certain conditions otherwise they would be snowed under with warranty claims.
Tohatsu have never made a 350 with or without carbs, but they have an ignition system which is still affected by water. A supercharged engine (fewer cc's) versus a larger V8 such as the Yamaha probably use similar amounts of air, so IMHO I would suggest you have nothing to be worried / concerned about.
All of the modern high performance engines use similar amounts of fuel at wide open throttle - of course there are tests done, but they always come out in favour of whoever commissioned the test, and as RIBIT said at anything other than full throttle these newfangled machines are a whole lot better than the carburettor stuff, plus they are generally quieter as well as better for the environment and regardless of what anyone thinks it's the law!