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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!

Boat & Motor Reviews | MERCURY 150 HP OUTBOARD MOTOR - The Fisherman Magazine
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Jim Robinson fitted one to the new shearwater. From what I saw of it, it looked easy to service

http://www.rib.net/forum/f8/new-mode...ter-51694.html
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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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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Interesting...I've only ever driven the verado fly by wire and felt it was easily as good as my opti or yam 4 stroke....
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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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The lightest model available of a 150 Optimax is 195kg where as the four stroke, again for the lightest model available, is 206kg.

After owning all these engines the Optimax feels faster, probably due to the faster acceleration but the 150 four stroke is very quiet, feels more powerful and durable.

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I've just ordered twin 150's mercury four strokes. I will report back when they've been running for a while
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Just done 100 hrs on mine, lovely engine. Very smooth and torquey. Seems very well made and it's one of those engines that you feel will always get you out of trouble and not let you down. Fit, forget. I would recommend it.
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what best price you had ?
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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 .
Out of interest what speed are you doing to get 15L per hour.
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what best price you had ?
9.2k bare engine or 9.9k fitted with new hydraulic steering

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