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Review: 2016 Bayliner VR5 and VR6 bowriders-gctid685687

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    #46
    The VR5 250HP option has officially been activated:

    http://bayliner.com/build/vr5-bowrider/


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      #47
      Not a bad uptick on price, if you ask me.

      The VR6 is already a low-50 mph boat with this engine. A VR5 is nearly 1,000 lbs lighter. With the same engine, you'd best be holding on when the throttle is hit.
      Matt Train
      BOC Site Team
      Chicagoland, IL

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        #48
        I wonder what it would take to 'update' a 4.5 / 200?

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          #49
          "Redwngr" post=754388 wrote:
          I wonder what it would take to 'update' a 4.3/200?
          What do you mean by update?

          You mean a 4.5/200? Because the only way you're updating a 4.3 is to yank it out and throw a 4.5 in it's place.
          Matt Train
          BOC Site Team
          Chicagoland, IL

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            #50
            yes, of course, meant 4.5

            (edited orig post)

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              #51
              "Redwngr" post=755067 wrote:
              yes, of course, meant 4.5

              (edited orig post)
              Ahhh!

              Well, I don't know. But if I had to hazard a guess, they likely detuned it as cheaply as possible. ANd nothing is cheaper than a separate computer map. We do it all the time in the car world - my 2014 Jetta GLI is a 210 hp car from the factory, but with a tune, 250 - 260 is more realistic.

              So that would be where I'd start looking. It's possible the 250 is running a different cam and other internals, but an enterprising individual can probably figure it out if they really wanted to.

              The physical block is absolutely identical.
              Matt Train
              BOC Site Team
              Chicagoland, IL

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                #52
                I too have been very curious about this ...

                The HP rating is at different RPM's . But a Computer Map is the cheapest way.... Since the whole engine was purpose built by mercury, it making two different cams, or other parts make little sense as the key is to produce in high volumes to keep cost down.

                Has anyone confirmed the difference?

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                  #53
                  Does anyone know the length on trailer with the tongue swung away for the VR5 and VR6? I'm trying to see which one will fit in my driveway.

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                    #54
                    Approx. 260 inches on the standard single axle trailer with tongue folded to the side.
                    2017 Bayliner VR5

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