2003
Consultation & Custom Mercury Outboard Rigging

Home of the Rick's Marine Test Boat

Poole Industries
Post Office Box 520
Huntingtown, MD 20639
Douglas G. Poole, President
doug@mdhunter.com
www.mdhunter.com

Voice: 301-855-9223

Fax: 410-326-0674

The Hunter at Ocean City Maryland with a 225hp Optimax next to a 225hp EFI ready for the Tuna with the Penn 30w.

 

The Hunter now is outfitted with two Mercury engines. The port engine is a Mercury Optimax 225hp 3 liter new technology motor. The starboard engine is the older Mercury EFI 3 liter 225hp engine. By running Hunter with these two engines, we are testing and demonstrating the differences in the old and new technologies. We are seeing massive reduction in emissions and virtually no smoke. A video tape is available on request that dramatically shows these differences. Also, the reduction in fuel consumption is equally impressive. At idle, based on FlowScan measurements, the older EFI Mercury 225hp engine used 3 gph whereas the Mercury Optimax only used new for 2002 3/10 ghp

 

 

 

Through arrangements with Mercury Outboard Sales and Rick's Marine, Poole Industries is offering consultation and custom Mercury outboard rigging. Our expertise is in all models of Mercury outboards but our emphasis is on the new technology Mercury Optimax. We are also organizing a sponsored fishing boat in the upcoming saltwater sport fishing tournaments entered during 2002-2003. The sponsored sport fishing boat, Hunter, is a 30' Mach I, powered by Mercury outboards. This Fishing for Charity program allows sponsors to pick their own charitable organization for donation of their share of the prize money. Go to Fishing Tournament for further details.

 

 

 

 

 


 

When we started the testing in 1998, a Optimax 200hp next to a 200hp Carb engine.

 

 

 

Hunter was outfitted with two Mercury engines. The port engine is a Mercury Optimax 200 3 liter new technology motor. The starboard engine is the older Mercury loop-charged [3 carb] 2.5 liter 200 hp engine. By running Hunter with these two engines, we are testing and demonstrating the differences in the old and new technologies. We are seeing massive reduction in emissions and virtually no smoke. A video tape is available on request that dramatically shows these differences. Also, the reduction in fuel consumption is equally impressive. At idle, based on FlowScan measurements, the older carbureted Mercury 200 hp engine used 4 gph whereas the Mercury Optimax only used 1 gph. New for 2002 3/10 ghp

 

 

 

 


                                                

 

Featuring twin Optimax 225 hp engines, new 2003 model year by Mercury Marine





 The National Aquarium In Baltimore Boat  with one Mercury newer cleaner Optimax 225hp next to an  older Carbureted V6/ 225hp engine for one year to promote Conservation on our waterways. 

 

 

Mercury Optimax / Mercury V6 carb.

 

 

 

Hunter was outfitted with two Mercury engines. The port engine is a Mercury Optimax 200 3 liter new technology motor. The starboard engine was the older Mercury loop-charged [3 carb] 2.5 liter 200 hp engine. By running Hunter with these two engines, we are testing and demonstrating the differences in the old and new technologies. We are seeing massive reduction in emissions and virtually no smoke. A video tape is available on request that dramatically shows these differences. Also, the reduction in fuel consumption is equally impressive. At idle, based on FlowScan measurements, the older carbureted Mercury 200 hp engine used 4 gph whereas the Mercury Optimax only used 1 gph. New for 2002 3/10 ghp

 

 






The National Aquarium In Baltimore 225hp Carb next to the new Mercury Optimax 225hp 

















 

TowBoat/U.S. Solomons

Vigilance

Rigging in progress

CMC Power Lift

B Bracket





In the photo above see all the smoke ? It's all from the carbureted mercury on the right.

The Optimax on the left is running, see the tell-tail ?




In the photo below, look for the tell-tail. The Optimax is running, but no smoke! This shows how clean the Optimax really is. The Mercury on the right is not running.



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Links: Mercury Marine TowBOAT/U.S. Solomons Table of Contents


Revised March 21, 2003. Contact Poole Industries by email.