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Old 21 March 2008, 13:45   #1
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Yamaha F350

A dealer I know has been pushing this engine for some time, and performance-wise he makes a good case for it on a 8.50mt, 850 kg. rib. However, what kind of real fuel consumption are we looking at here, and does anyone have any other comments re. this one?
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Old 21 March 2008, 14:05   #2
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Are you aware that there is a promotion on Yamaha four stroke Engines
we have had a flyer sent though saying that for a limited time
Warranty now 5 years and 12 months interest free credit
free prop and instruments
Worth a look
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Have you seen the weight of the thing? I wouldn't touch it - I am waiting for the new Mercury Verado 350!!!

If you want something now go for the Mercury 300xs or a Suzuki 300 4 stroke.
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I have put in order for my Mercury Verado 350 , have not yet got date of delivery

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I don't think they are being released until October - I prob won't order one until about Feb - see if people like you get problems first!!!
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Tx. guys

Guess I'll give it some more thought.
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If the RIB is nice and light a 300 will give you a good turn of speed. The Suzuki 300 is good value but the Merc 300xs will make it fly. The new Evinrude 300 is also well worth a look.

That Yam is almost as heavy as twin 200s - even more stupid they also do a 300 of the same block.............
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Tx. Cod,

Can't find the 300 XS mentioned on http://www.mercurymarine.com/engines...imax/proxs.php however, only the 250 XS.
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I don't think any of the comments, answer the question
Fuel consumption
i think we all know WOT there wont be a hairs different between any of them
just how quick can you go in a force 5/6 moderate to rough sea
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I was not aware that there is a promotion. However, as you have a Yam 225, what do you thnk about the comments re. the heaviness question?
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p.s. True enough; no one is going to dash about in rough seas, except running for home to try and avoid them that is.
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