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Mercury Racing Showcasing Tie Bar Kit For Verado 400R Outboard

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“The unique design of Mercury Racing’s factory-installed rear tie bar kits on Verado 400Rs provides a seamless, integrated performance solution while maintaining full factory warranty coverage.”—Mercury Racing

While Mercury Racing won’t unveil any new engines today as the Miami International Boat Show gets underway, the company will be showcasing a new custom-designed tie bar kit for its popular Verado 400R outboard in catamaran applications. The factory-installed kit includes custom rear engine mounts and a heavy duty, stainless steel tie bar wing plate. The engine mounts feature an addendum for the mounting of the wing plate. Tie bars must be sourced—from companies such as Latham Marine—through the boat builder or dealer, according to a press release from the Fond du Lac, Wis., company.

According to the release, the custom rear mounts are critical for safe and secure installation of the wing plate. They serve a function and—at the same time—maintain the integrity, form and function of the 400R’s Advanced Mid-Section.

Most aftermarket rear tie bar wing plates are mounted directly to the powerhead studs, according to the release. That reportedly places stress on the studs, engine mounts and the powerhead, which could lead to cylinder distortion and possible engine failure. Product failures caused by aftermarket product modifications of this nature are not covered under the 400R’s limited warranty.

From the release: “The unique design of Mercury Racing’s factory-installed rear tie bar kits on Verado 400Rs provides a seamless, integrated performance solution while maintaining full factory warranty coverage.”

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