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300 R torqmaster blowout

What speed is the torqmaster lower unit on a 300R 4stroke capable of before blowout will become a concern?  Boat is a triton  21 bass boat about 1.25 below pad frequently touching 90 MPH.  I have another prop that is capable of a couple more MPH but ...

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Prop Refurb/Repairs

I got a new Bravo I FS this year that I really like. I managed to idle it through some sand a couple times this summer. That put a few pits in the leading edges of the blades and I wondered what the  best place is to send it to this winter to bring i...

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Props for Tritoon Rev 4 vs Bravo FS

Hello, I have a question for you. I currently have a tritoon with dual V8 300 Verardos that max out at 6000 rpm.  I tried 3 blade 23" Mirage plus got bow lift and Max speed of 61 MPH. I then tried 24" Rev 4s, they seem to be lifting the stern too muc...

Mercury Racing Midwest Challenge a Wide Open Success

Photo Credit: Tommy Gun ImagesBig crowds and plenty of Wide Open action were featured August 11-13 at the Mercury Racing Midwest Challenge, a festival of speed on the water in Sheboygan, Wis., celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Mercu...

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Prop Selection for 120mph monohull

Dears,We want to hit 120mph with twin 500Rs on our 9.5m monohull.  I'm not overly confident in going with a cleaver as I had not so good results with them on outboards so far.  Could a bravo 1 or a Max 5 work, had these up to 100mph before?  There is...


Thunder Rolling on Lake Michigan

Mercury Racing is ready for a Wide Open weekend of thrilling powerboat competition August 11-13 in Sheboygan, Wis., as the Mercury Racing Midwest Challenge presents a festival of speed on the shores of Lake Michigan with the top categories of U.S. po...

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2006 Caravelle Interceptor Prop recommendation

Greetings, I have a 2006 Caravelle 232 Interceptor 350 Merc Bravo one.  Looking for thoughts on prop options.  I'm thinking of trying a 21 or 23 pitch Bravo 1 FS or a Revolution 4.  Any experts with pros or cons of each?  Thanks all! v/r Dan

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Repowering an Icon

Today Reggie Fountain Jr. is a performance powerboat icon but in 1980 Fountain – a former member of the Mercury Factory tunnel boat racing team and a champion in the sport – had just lost his ride when Mercury pulled out of the sport during the Arab ...

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UMPBA Races into Stevens Point

Guest Blog: Brett Seubert, UMPBA The Upper Midwest Power Boat Association partnered up with Bullheads Bar and Grill to host its second race of the season in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

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Big Speed and Big Fun at the Tiki Lee’s Shootout

Photo by Randy Nuzzo/Powerboat PhotosIt was a Wide Open weekend on Chesapeake Bay as the Third Annual Tiki Lee’s Shootout on the River hosted both a poker run and a speed run event with plenty of other entertainment and action to keep a big crowd of ...

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