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RonB posted 08-01-2004 10:24 PM ET (US)   Profile for RonB   Send Email to RonB  
The wife finally let me go fishing this weekend and I fished lower New York Harbor on early Saturday morning. Way too hot but I did manage a 12lb bluefish that I released. On my way back up the river at around 1:00pm I finally saw a Verado.

First you squint a little, because you know the motor is black but it doesn't look like anything you've seen before.

As I got closer, I saw the boat was a Fountain and it had three 275 HP Verado's hanging off the stern.

In my haste to take a picture, I think my camera auto focused on my bimini strap, hence a little blurry. The guy looked like he was arguing with the girl in the boat so taking pictures was not such a good idea anyway as he was staring me down. This was near the Intrepid on the West side of Manhattan.

Hopefully I didn't just mess up the link.


jimh posted 08-01-2004 10:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Thanks for that interesting sighting report. I think this is the farthest north that any Verado engine has been seen. Most of them are within 100 miles of Miami, Florida.
Jarhead posted 08-02-2004 08:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
I don't think the guy's mad Ron. I think he just wants to know if you can spare a little gas. :)
AlexH posted 08-06-2004 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for AlexH  Send Email to AlexH     
Former President Bush has a similar Fountain (no cuddy) with 3 275 Verados on a private lift in Kennebunkport, ME; beautiful boat. Next to it are two large inflatables with pairs of Merc 300s.
RonB posted 08-10-2004 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for RonB  Send Email to RonB     
Here's that Fountain you just mentioned Alex.

Camuyano posted 08-10-2004 02:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Camuyano  Send Email to Camuyano     
Fountain says in their add that the Navy's fishing team uses their boats. I wouldn't mind doing "validation and verifcation" on that contract. Step 1: Top speed test... Step 2: Monthlong fishing trip test...


handn posted 08-11-2004 11:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for handn  Send Email to handn     
Does your marina carry the 92 octane gas that these engines require?
Whaletosh posted 08-12-2004 03:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    

I saw a Verado on a Dauntless 220 in Richland, Michigan last week.
It is huge. I really hope that these motors take off for Mercury.

Whalerider posted 08-12-2004 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerider  Send Email to Whalerider     
Twin Verado 275's on a 320 Outrage on my local dealers lot.
Think it would be expensive?


Royboy posted 08-19-2004 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
I spotted one on the cover of the June/04 edition of Design News. There was an article about materials used that I didn't read. I know, I know...I've got to get out of the office more.


RonB posted 08-19-2004 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for RonB  Send Email to RonB     

Saw that article too.

Bunch of Verado stuff plus that Design News article you wrote about listed in a previous thread.


ryanwhaler posted 08-19-2004 08:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
I saw a pair on a 320 Outrage a few weeks boston harbor

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