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Location: 34.207N 76.949W
Wind Direction: NNE (20°)
Wind Speed: 21 knots
Wind Gust: 25 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.32 in (1026.8 mb)
Air Temperature: 45°F (7.1°C)
Dew Point: 36°F (2.1°C)
Water Temperature: 65°F (18.3°C)

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Merc 225 optimax saltwater series --Reviews??
 
 
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LiboDiver
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Merc 225 optimax saltwater series --Reviews?? Reply with quote

I'm loooking at buying a boat with twin 225 Merc Optimax Saltwater Series engines both with a little over 500 hours. they appear to have been well maintained. Any feed back on performance and reliability would be appricated. Should I hold out and wait on 4 strokes? I like the boat but am nervous about the power plant.  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a friend with one on a Boston Whaler that has close to 3,000 hours without a burp. If you want more data, I can put you in touch with him.
He is Bluewaterpirate on THT.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I hear the 2003 and newer are pretty good now, but all you ever hear about is how great Yamaha's are.  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I hear the 2003 and newer are pretty good now, but all you ever hear about is how great Yamaha's are.  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been running a '08 on my 21' Mako since new, best engine I have ever owned, and I have owned them all! I run charters and have found this to be more fuel efficient then my last engine which was a 4 stroke Yamaha! Reliable also 4-5 days a week.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Libo,

If you can get the serial numbers you can have any Merc dealer pull up the service/repair history (if the owner used Merc dealer for service). Its definitiely worth doing. Mine have been great just make sure batteries are pumping full juice to them (keep terminals clean).
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure they ain't EFI's, they are really thirsty.
But they run like "Hot Rod Lincolns".

Everybody tells me opti's are the ticket.
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had 1998 200 twin Optimax's ran them for 12 years without a problem. Replaced them with 2010 twin 225's. No problems. They sip gas.  
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