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Old 08 October 2009, 08:38   #1
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verado 350 sci

would anybody have any info on the verado 350 sci
what is the engine like good or bad?
fuel flow figers are they as bad as people say?
why is the warranty only 2 years ?
I will only do about 150 /200 hours a year some racing .its a toss up between the suzuki and the verado, thanks in advance for any info
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Old 08 October 2009, 10:39   #2
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would anybody have any info on the verado 350 sci
what is the engine like good or bad?
fuel flow figers are they as bad as people say?
why is the warranty only 2 years ?
I will only do about 150 /200 hours a year some racing .its a toss up between the suzuki and the verado, thanks in advance for any info
regards
Here is a bit of info...bit biased though...
Engine has plenty of torque, loads of mid range power. It needs to jacked up high for racing to reach top speeds. The acceleration will blow you away literally. The warranty is only 2 years as it from Mercury racing. Donít worry about the warranty if you race it, because it will become void.
The Engine is a bit of a pig to set up as it has very different dimensions from the 300. The Gear case is larger, the cav plate is 1inch thick as well, hence the need to get it high. I would go for a jacking plate to make life a bit easier.
Fuel figures are really good. Flat out 6600rpm about 140lph, cruising around 60-70lph, bearing in mind we cruise at 50 knots. IMHO I donít think Suzuki is in the same league. I could be wrong though.
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Fuel figures are really good. Flat out 6600rpm about 140lph
= £150/hour give or take

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= £150/hour give or take

That is good, when I had two 275 Verado's they were running at from memory 220 litres per hour EACH flat out.
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That is good, when I had two 275 Verado's they were running at from memory 220 litres per hour EACH flat out.
Sounds a bit much..probably 220 quid over there.....

Dont forget 140 lph is flat out 70-80mph.....
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verado 350sci

hi tony I see you have one on your rib what type of hours have you up on your 350sci now and have you had any problems ?
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hi tony I see you have one on your rib what type of hours have you up on your 350sci now and have you had any problems ?
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Upto 38 hours and not missed a beat..I wouldn't change it for anything...
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I still don't think the economy is that good - my 2 stroke Suzuki offers similar figures per HP being used.

the Suzuki 300hp I suspect would be a lot better on fuel than the equivelent Verado - my interest in the Verado 350 is because it is a 350hp at a reasonable weight - much better than the stupid Yamaha V8!!!

Tony you mentioned a jackplate - there aren't many that can handle that sort of power - do you have one fitted?
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I still don't think the economy is that good - my 2 stroke Suzuki offers similar figures per HP being used.

the Suzuki 300hp I suspect would be a lot better on fuel than the equivelent Verado - my interest in the Verado 350 is because it is a 350hp at a reasonable weight - much better than the stupid Yamaha V8!!!

Tony you mentioned a jackplate - there aren't many that can handle that sort of power - do you have one fitted?
I do not use one because of my boat being left 24/7 in the marina. Patos uses one on his Cougar.(Click)
He gets fantastic results....
As for comparing the Suzuki to the Verado, I think if you tried both you wouldn't quibble about fuel consumption......
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If you are going to race - then Mercury every time over the Suzuki!

Really different engines and both really good in their own ways - but Suzuki performance is disappointing in terms of high speed. Great engines - but so frustrating that they will not do a 'performance' model - with better gearbox profiles, ratio's - bit more excitement.
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