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Lead the Charge

Greetings from Nashville where we just revealed the all-new 450R outboard. Developed for discerning performance boating enthusiasts demanding unmatched power and performance, the 450R delivers outstan...

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Mercury Racing Power F1 Winners at Lake Havasu Classic

The past, present and future of tunnel boat racing was on display at the Lake Havasu Classic Outboard Championships, Oct. 15-17, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. A historic venue at the peak of tunnel bo...

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Get a Step Up with K-Plane Trim Tabs

Mercury Racing® K-Planes® have long been considered the gold standard of trim tab design, durability and performance. Originally developed to endure the punishing rigors of offshore racing, K-Planes f...

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Earning Community Badges

Collect a variety of badges for starting conversations and engaging with the community. Explore all the badge categories that you can earn!

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Community Guidelines

Welcome! The mission of this online community is to provide a peer-to-peer support channel for people cultivating boating and marine-related conversations. Read the full guidelines here.

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Hydrodynamics: Part 2

In our recent Intro to Hydrodynamics post we discussed the impact of drag on escalating boat speed, and the importance of using the science of hydrodynamics to reduce that drag. The gearcase is the on...

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Intro to Hydrodynamics

There are two basic ways to increase the top speed of a powerboat: add power or reduce drag. Adding power is the obvious path and the easiest to understand, and nobody understands power like Mercury R...

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Prop History

Mercury Racing has a well-earned reputation for handcrafting high-performance and racing propellers that consistently offer unrivaled performance. That reputation is based on more than 50 years of exp...

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Hi-Performance Boat Operation Part 1

It’s boat show season – the perfect time of year to check out the latest performance boats and Mercury Racing propulsion. For those of you who are about to purchase your first performance hull, congra...

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Grass Roots Drag Racing

Drag racing may be the most elemental of motorsports – a short, furious sprint from start to finish line, first one there is the winner. The goal of the Wisconsin-based Upper Midwest Power Boat Associ...

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Fast to the Fish

The story goes that Errol Lanier, a legendary championship offshore throttleman, walked away from his first ride in a high-performance bass boat convinced that there was a better way to go fast and ca...

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Expanded Pitch Range for Revolution 4 XP Propeller

Mercury Racing® has expanded the pitch range of its popular Revolution® 4 XP propeller line, investing in a new base casting that will be used to produce this high-performance prop in a 15-inch diamet...

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Expanded Max5 Propeller Offerings

The Mercury Racing MAX5 propeller, developed and handcrafted by Mercury Racing Propeller artisans, is designed for single- and multiple-engine applications, including the 400R outboard and the 600 SCi...

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Mercury Racing Awards Excellence in Trade Scholarship

Mercury Racing has awarded its third annual scholarship to two local high school students Ryan Beck of New Holstein, Wisconsin and Caleb Cochran of Eden, Wisconsin for $5000 each. The goal of the scho...

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Mercury Racing Partners with E1 Series

Mercury Racing announced a partnership with the E1 Series to support the development of an electric powertrain for use in a future E1 Series powerboat racing championship. Mercury Racing joins the E1 ...

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Don't Knock It

So, what exactly is engine knock? Well, put on your engineering hats for a moment, as we’re going to get a little technical here. Simply put, engine knock (aka “detonation”) is an undesirable phenomen...

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No Sweat with Digital Zero Effort Controls

Our Digital Zero Effort Controls provide an intuitive experience for performance boaters and competitors alike. Mercury’s exclusive Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) technology takes the sweat out of boa...

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Bass Boats Rage with 300HP CNC Cleaver Prop

This is how Mercury Racing puts power to the water. Two recent test sessions with high-performance bass boats powered by the Mercury Racing 300R outboard demonstrate the performance potential of the n...

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60R Powers a Dream Catcher

Captain Steven Lamp of Dream Catcher Charters in Key West, Florida, is a fishing guide with a penchant for fast boats, which makes him an ideal consultant for Mercury Racing. Capt. Lamp’s charter oper...

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300R with Integrated Rear Tie-bar and Side Steer

We’ve recently released the 4.6L V8 300R FourStroke outboards featuring our Racing exclusive heavy-duty midsection fitted with a factory installed rear tie-bar mounting bracket. The heavy-duty midsect...

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300R Now Available with Advanced MidSection

It’s good to have options in life, and Mercury Racing just handed performance boat enthusiasts a new way to scratch the go-fast itch. The potent Mercury Racing 300R outboard is now available with the ...

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Mercury Racing Introduces 200 APX

Mercury Racing expands its Apex Series of competition outboards with the introduction of the Mercury Racing 200 APX, a V6 four-stroke model designed for UIM F2 and APBA OPC tunnel boat racing. Rated a...

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