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#4701778 - 03/21/18 11:11 AM Mercury V-6
gotnogunk Offline

Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 90
Loc: Florida
Has anyone had the chance to see or drive one of the new mercury V-6 four strokes 175-225. They really have a lot of nice features. Good to see the USA adding new products.

#4701841 - 03/21/18 11:51 AM Re: Mercury V-6 [Re: gotnogunk]
Kira Offline

Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5450
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Specifying "4 strokes" made me think of marine applications.
What's "175-225" mean?

#4702262 - 03/21/18 05:33 PM Re: Mercury V-6 [Re: gotnogunk]
Brybo86 Offline

Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 2960
Loc: Chicago, IL
I was just in south florida, gulf side and I didn't see a single Mercury on a boat.

100% Yamaha down there
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#4702347 - 03/21/18 06:55 PM Re: Mercury V-6 [Re: Brybo86]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6186
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Brybo86
I was just in south florida, gulf side and I didn't see a single Mercury on a boat. 100% Yamaha down there

Yamahas have REALLY got their act together for salt water use (corrosion resistance)

The price of ALL new outboards (175HP-225HP ... or more) is enough to make a grown man cry.
"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

#4702612 - 03/21/18 11:09 PM Re: Mercury V-6 [Re: gotnogunk]
terminaldegree Offline

Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 425
Loc: central Georgia
I have no experience with those motors, either. Here in Georgiaís freshwater lakes, itís a mishmash of old and new outboards. Some marinas still sell 50:1 premix, direct from the pump!

When I visit family on the Gulf coast of FL, itís 75% Yamahas. Up north in the St. Lawrence seaway, Honda seems most popular among outboards.

Mercury/Mercruiser does a nice job of marketing based on new features that the rest of the industry doesnít have. However (at least in the inboard/stern drive world) they donít have the greatest reputation for testing these new innovations before they get to the first batch of ďend usersĒ...
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