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kamie posted 07-13-2004 07:37 PM ET (US)   Profile for kamie   Send Email to kamie  
For those that are interested, boat test just published a test on the new Verado engine.
www.boattest.com/engine-test-general-info.aspx?ID=146
erik selis posted 07-14-2004 03:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
I also recieved the newsletter from boattest.com containing this information. The videoclip is very informative. I hadn't seen it before. Great stuff!

Erik

jimh posted 07-14-2004 08:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The Mercury spokesman uses the phrase "extension of the operator's will" too often. The report is a little cagey about the fuel burn. They say the fuel economy is excellent, then report the boat's range in miles. That really says nothing about fuel economy because we don't know the fuel capacity. How about giving a fuel economy figure in miles-per-gallon?
kamie posted 07-14-2004 09:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
Jim, I agree that the "extension of the operator's will" was beat to death. The boat they were testing has a 60 gal fuel capacity and the test results page list GPH and Mpg at given RPM ranges.
Peter posted 07-14-2004 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
The fuel consumption appears to be in-line with other Verado test results reported. What is becoming very clear from all the test results is that above 5500 RPM, fuel consumption goes up very significantly. As compared to a normally aspirated 2-stroke such as the 3 liter Optimax, the small displacement and blower seem to become a liability rather than an asset at high RPM. That probably isn't a big deal because most folks are not going to run these engines in that range for any significant period of time.
jimh posted 07-14-2004 02:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Thanks for the pointer to the specifications. I did not see the TAB layout on the page. I don't expect webpages to have TAB organization, I guess.

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