Originally Posted by ribit
Yes I have to concede the saddles have proven the achillies heel for many outboard powered race craft, however we are not yet certain what Merc will come up with for it's racing 350hp Verado should it of course be a racing version at all...but I bet Merc would not mind having a stab at the RB with it especially if they thought they had a chance...it would make for good advertising in the USA I recon
The saddle arrangement will be the same as for the other 6 cylinder Verados, there is little point in changing something that was designed for that horsepower in the first place. It won't be a racing version either, just a 350 version of the 300!
Mercury USA have nothing to do with the UK - that is left to Barrus, and as they are supporting the race logistically they won't be supporting individual boats. The only way the US would be involved is if a US team supported by Mercury came over, and the 350 won't be out by then anyway - it's still only officially a rumour as far as I know!