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Old 30 November 2012, 07:17   #1
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Has anyone got any reviews, good or bad about the new Mecury F150?
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Jim Robinson fitted one to the new shearwater. From what I saw of it, it looked easy to service

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Has anyone got any reviews, good or bad about the new Mecury F150?
All the reviews on it look excellent, light weight, good fuel economy etc. Probably the top dog in that hp area at the moment!

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Jim Robinson fitted one to the new shearwater. From what I saw of it, it looked easy to service

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We have one on the orange Cutter in our showroom, welcome to come and have a look. Nice looking , lighter than an Opti, easy to work on ,ours using 15 L per hour on average, good value .Not as smooth as the big Verado though a little clunky and noisy .
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What's it like in comparison with an opti? Specifically torque?
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What's it like in comparison with an opti? Specifically torque?
Not as quick off the mark but torque wise it pretty evenly matched.

Its cheaper to run and lots quieter than Optis. I've also had a verado and this 4 stroke is much better than the Verado. It feels much more powerful and no fly by wire throttle which I really hated.

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...and no fly by wire throttle which I really hated.
If I might ask - what was it about the fly by wire that you didn't like? Was the issue specific to Mercury FBW, or just FBW in general?
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If I might ask - what was it about the fly by wire that you didn't like? Was the issue specific to Mercury FBW, or just FBW in general?
There is a minute lag in the system that just doesn't feel right, specially when going through waves. Never tried anything other than the Merc system mind you.

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Looks nice, but is it really lighter than an Opti?

Opti 150 XL is listed at 201kg, on the US site the new 150 4 stroke is listed as "from" 206kg (presumably the shorter shaft version). Still impressive for a 4 stroke, though...

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