Originally Posted by rbbaker
I have a Merc 9.9 on a Catalina 250. It has been perfect. Almost can't hear it run - not one problem with it for 4 years. The Mercury and Nissan are not the same quality - the Mercury is the high end outboard. lot fewer plastic parts. I have several buddies with the Nissan which cost less to buy new - they have all had some issues.
Now that's just funny...Mercury is a Tohatsu with a different decal, shift method and tilt system. IE It's a Tohatsu