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Old 27-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #21
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I agree totally Jacques they're very good engines, the thing that puts me off (other than the price tag!) is the fact that when they do go wrong they can't be repaired with some string and some araldite.

It would also mean completely re-setting up the boat to cope with the extra weight and ponies that an XS gives you.......Also not forgetting that there's nothing different between my powerhead and any other (std) Merc carb motor- 'Mariner' is just what it says on the cowling..... a 200 HP 2.5l carb powerhead is what's underneath. The only real difference is the leg/bracket which all appear to be made of cheese.

Overall though, we built the boat to be low-budget and fairly competitive. Bolting 8000 of motor on the back (though awesome it would be!) would reduce the enjoyment i get out of the boat- i'd be constantly worried about losing/ drowning the thing!

There's a P25 close-by that needs another 200XS
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Old 27-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #22
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an xr2 has nothing to do with this they never had as much power as the 2.5s the bats go so well with them because they are light and stepped. my mariner has tons of power and i have had 72mph out of my old heavy ring. what i am saying is they are both 200 hp so why would the 200xs be faster if they were set up the same with a low water pickup gearbox and there is not alot that goes wrong with these old mariners.
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Old 27-09-2012, 02:12 PM   #23
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sorry to hijack your thred oliver
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Old 27-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #24
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cool no worries boys

each to their own eh

phil are we going to see you racing in guernsey next year?

take it paddy is a relation?

paddy are you going to be racing with your swimming trunks on next year?
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Old 27-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #25
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yes i will be racing and yes patrick is my brother and he is ment to be naving for hugh in the 25
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Old 27-09-2012, 03:39 PM   #26
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nice one

no trunks required then paddy, just a firemans suit instead eh hugh haha
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Old 27-09-2012, 05:52 PM   #27
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hahaha hopefully no trunks needed but sayin that we'll be so far ahead we could swim the last lap ;P
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Old 27-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #28
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haha

i think thats probably true!!
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Old 27-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #29
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haha it will be if hugh lets me mount the foot throttle my side
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