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If you look into it the motor is NOT-rated for saltwater use which is also common in trolling motors

10. Can I use my Outboard in salt and brackish water?
The Briggs & Stratton 5HP Outboard is designed for freshwater use. Salt and brackish water are extremely corrosive and can lead to premature failure of components. Such failures are not covered under the Briggs & Stratton limited warranty.

Just like in the mid-west old mercury's are very common and in saltwater areas there mostly GONE because Evinrude Johnson and others used stainless drive shafts much sooner

Even some 90s Yamaha's had FAILURE PRONE steel shift shafts
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