A Nordic New Year!

Super Silver, more Super Silver and Carbon: what a look!

Dressing up for New Year’s Eve? In the first ever pair in our Super Silver color option, the QC4v block and cam covers look all formal and serious (but no bow ties, just flowing Ms) for the dawn of 2011. These stunning appointments for Nordic will not only look sharp, contrasted with rich carbon fiber, but also pack some wallop!

Dave Dins at the controls for another 1350 dyno dance. What a sweet sound!

Like every Mercury Racing engine, these 1350s for Nordic must first pass the final dyno break-in and power run before they board the truck for Lake Havasu City. And they did. Once again, in excess of 1350 lb-ft of torque!

Sleek in silver, these matching M8 drives await shipping to Arizona. The Zeus pod drives in the background look industrial by comparison. Everything built at Mercury Racing is big and strong!

Also ready to ship are matching M8 sterndrives, likewise in Super Silver. I can’t wait to see the final installation. The color scheme will certainly be classy. I’m sure Randy Davis, the owner of Nordic Boats, is a bit impatient — knowing his 1350s are just being built.

Happy New Year, Randy! Your wait is over. You too can leave ‘em speechless.

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Happy Holidays!

Clearly, we put the gifts into the engine, not into (nor under) the tree.
All dressed up for Santa’s night out. Sorry, Rudolph; a few rain deer are no match for 1,350 big horses.

Carol and I just returned from our ski vacation at the winter wonderland of Vail, CO — and look what I discovered: Somebody’s going to have a very torqued-up gift set under the tree!

You know who you are ;~)

Best Holiday wishes to you…

…from all of us at Mercury Racing!

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T.E.A.M. Builders

Those of you that have read our posts on the new 1350 sterndrive engine have probably noticed Fred Kiekhaefer’s references to T.E.A.M., an acronym for Mercury Racing’s Total Engine Application Management program.

We introduced the  T.E.A.M. process in 2004 with the launch of our 1075 SCi sterndrive package. It requires training boat builder or dealership staff on the installation of new Mercury Racing propulsion. T.E.A.M. approves both components and processes for quality and compatibility with our propulsion systems. Read more

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Dave’s 1350 Experience

Dave Hemmingson is stoked. His company, Dave’s Custom Boats (DCB) in El Cajon, California is the first West Coast OEM boat builder to experience our new 1350 sterndrive engine packages. See Fred Kiekhaefer’s post Halloween Party at Dave’s where he documents the October 27 shipment of the DCB engines.

Photo of the 1350s installed prior to the the plumbing of exhaust and final rigging. Foam air intakes are fitted to the turbos for rigging and initial boat testing.
A view of the M8 drives awaiting the fitment of the tie-bar and Mercury Racing Pro Finish 5-blade CNC cleaver propellers.

Mike Griffiths, one of our installation specialists, traveled to DCB to assist with the initial install of the engines in a 31M Wide Body.

Mike met up with the DCB team in Lake Havasu City, Arizona after the Thanksgiving Holiday. He arrived armed with an array of our new Pro Finish 5-blade CNC Cleaver props for the December 2nd sea trials. You have to “sea” the sea trial videos, below! Read more

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