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post #33 of Old 01-01-2012
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Originally Posted by rbbaker View Post
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.
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Incorrect. The Merc is made by Tohatsu, and the power sections are identical. Same parts to a T. However, the Merc combo throttle/shift is less reliable than the Tohatsu front shifter. As a Tohatsu-Certified mechanic, I feel they are the best bang for the buck.

Paul Van Voorhees
Certified Tohatsu TLDI Technician
Mgr, Obersheimer Sails
Buffalo, NY USA
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