New ProXs

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drew
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New ProXs

Postby drew » Sat May 19, 2018 11:47 am

So what's everyone's opinion of the new four stroke V8 ProXs?

I like spec's and think I could come to terms with the look. My only concern is the reliability since it much more complex then the 3l two stroke it replaces.

https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/eng ... rd/pro-xs/

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Re: New ProXs

Postby birdman920 » Sat May 19, 2018 8:15 pm

even though engine manufacturers spend years developing new generation motors before they are put on the market “ every single new gen motor has bugs for the 1st year or 2 ! I bet the new Mercs will be awesome !... but I would wait a year or two ? let someone else be the “guini pig” ?.....

Jboutfishn
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Re: New ProXs

Postby Jboutfishn » Sun May 20, 2018 2:42 pm

So if one is in the market for a new boat/motor you buy a unit with an obsolete motor? :roll:

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185vsfrog
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Re: New ProXs

Postby 185vsfrog » Sun May 20, 2018 6:24 pm

Lol let the pros and sponsored people run the motors for a year to see what kind of bugs and problems arise. Then make a decision on whether or not to get one. Here on the west coast, there are more mercury mechanics than anything. They all know how to work on Opti’s. It will be a while before they get trained and schooled on the new motors. I would wait at least a year before making a new motor decision.

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Re: New ProXs

Postby green_monster » Sun May 20, 2018 7:41 pm

Agree on waiting to see the bugs get worked out, unfortunately I blew my powerhead (Merc 225) on my 2002 Coral family fish/ski this winter. I've been saving up and ready to pull the trigger on a repower. What to do!?
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Re: New ProXs

Postby 185vsfrog » Sun May 20, 2018 7:44 pm

Find a deal on an 18’ 225 pro xs! :D

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green_monster
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Re: New ProXs

Postby green_monster » Sun May 20, 2018 7:57 pm

Great idea. I do not think there are any new ones available. Mercury stopped the production months ago. I heard tons of dealers got shorted motors.
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BS'r
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Re: New ProXs

Postby BS'r » Mon May 21, 2018 6:53 am

I just bought a 250 Merc 2 stroke this year with 8 year warranty. Here's part of my logic.

In 2001, I had a new YAM 200 HPDI, SN 2001202. Number 202 off the line, F''n Grey Davis pushed for cleaner burning too fast. Blew up twice in 3 years (warranty covered). 5th year blew again, new power head (my cost). Last 11 years, ran perfectly and still going. Just turn the key and mash it. My buddy has the boat now.

I agree with waiting a little longer....


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