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Old 18-05-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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70's Mercury Race engines

Anyone out there know of any 650 or 700 XS mercury outboards going for sensible money, currently running one on the back of a one of Bristol/ Bluefin that used to do the 70's race circuit and would like a spare just in case. Could also do with any other bits or props for one.
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Old 21-05-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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Sorry can't help with the motors but would love to see a pic of the Bristol/Blufin with 650xs. Remember those from back in the day and always
thought it was a good combination. Don't think I ever saw a 700 on a mono, they were normally on the catamarans of the day, SE or OE class if I remember correctly.
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Old 21-05-2007, 05:40 PM   #3
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NE & NF were the Mono classes
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Old 05-06-2007, 06:22 PM   #4
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John Pierce on the Blufin sponsored by Philishave ran a 700 and it gave the 70 Yams a run for their money when they first came out!!!
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:42 PM   #5
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The 700X was a full race engine only run on OE class boats .
650XS was run on SE class with P/T and also NF class (monohull)
with no P/T went well in NF class and gave all the johnson stingers
a run for there money.

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Old 18-06-2007, 07:38 PM   #6
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700xs

there are now THREE 650xs/700 xs running at Exmouth- that is when they can be persuaded to run, ran my 700 on the back of a one off design for several years (slightly detuned but would still hit 65mph) until hull gave trouble, just going back on water this year when can get a decent spark. Usually faster than the stingers others run (and noisier) unless really bumpy
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Old 18-06-2007, 07:56 PM   #7
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photos'

Have superb photo from the 70's from when they ran events in Exeter canal basin, its too big to post on the site but can send if interested (3mb). Both the boats in the photo are still around as well (I think)
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