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Verado Sighting this weekend (275HP x 3)
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posted 08-01-2004 10:24 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-01-2004 10:50 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-02-2004 08:45 AM ET (US)
I don't think the guy's mad Ron. I think he just wants to know if you can spare a little gas. :)
posted 08-06-2004 04:10 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-10-2004 10:37 AM ET (US)
Here's that Fountain you just mentioned Alex.
posted 08-10-2004 02:45 PM ET (US)
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...
posted 08-11-2004 11:43 AM ET (US)
Does your marina carry the 92 octane gas that these engines require?
posted 08-12-2004 03:08 PM ET (US)
I saw a Verado on a Dauntless 220 in Richland, Michigan last week.
posted 08-12-2004 04:35 PM ET (US)
Twin Verado 275's on a 320 Outrage on my local dealers lot.
Think it would be expensive?
posted 08-19-2004 09:57 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-19-2004 10:45 AM ET (US)
Saw that article too.
Bunch of Verado stuff plus that Design News article you wrote about listed in a previous thread.
posted 08-19-2004 08:04 PM ET (US)
I saw a pair on a 320 Outrage a few weeks back.in boston harbor
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