Performance Benefits of Four-Stroke Outboards on Bass Boats

The bass world is highly accustomed to high-performance two-stroke outboards like the Mercury Pro XS, but performance four-strokes can offer equal or even better performance. Elite Series pro John Murray made the switch from the Pro XS to the Mercury Verado Pro FourStroke. He gets better low end and mid-range performance with this pairing on his heavy Ranger, plus equal top-end speed. Additional benefits include a whisper quiet ride and forgoing the need to re-fill an oil reservoir. Plus, as John points out, reliability is second to none, with many saltwater users putting 3,000 to 4,000 operating hours on these engines.


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