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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
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Re: Merc 2 stroke
I have a Merc 3.5, and LOVE it. No oil changes, the tank is integral, and it produces lots of power - it will get my 190lb butt, and my 9' RIB up on a plane
, and it will run for over an hour (not at WOT
) on a tank of gas.
That said, it isn't perfect. I wish that the tiller were longer, and it had a throttle on the tiller. It sounds like this OB addresses these two shortcomings. I believe that ALL small Mercury motors were manufactured by Tohatsu.
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USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105/106/118 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems