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    Question Caracal

    Considering trading for a Caracal, dealer offers Merc 225ProXS or Suzuki DF 225, told myself when I trade Im going 4stroke, any opinions on the matter?

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    I would go with Sho and different dealer my self. I guess if I had to chose between those two, it would depend on whether you want the most speed or a motor that will be real dependable. The Mercury for speed and the Suzuki for a motor that will run a long time with great reviews for long running.

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    It find one with a SHO...if you can.
    2017 Bass Cat Caracal / Yamaha SHO

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    SHO or the Suzuki
    2018 Bass Cat Caracal
    Yamaha 225 SHO

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    Hang on and see if Merc announces some new lighter high horsepower 4 strokes at the Miami show this week end.

    UPDATE: New 175, 200, and 225 4 stroke just announced.
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    Even if your local dealer is not a yamaha or honda dealer cant they just order you the engine/boat configuration you want from bass cat? Or do they have to be an authorized dealer of xyz engine company?
    "the head, the tail, the whole damn thing"

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    I'm pretty certain the dealer would have to be a certified dealer for xyz motor company. If he wasn't, he'd likely not be able to do any service work, warranty or otherwise. Some dealers won't even take a boat as a trade in, unless it has the engine brand that they sell.
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