Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mandeville, LA, USA
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Mercury 5HP:Rabbit ears go where?
I power my dinghy with a newer-model Mercury 5.0. I got this motor second-hand and so have no owner's manual. I can't find one online either (thanks Mercury!). I know the motor is water-cooled. I need to start it out of the water. Unlike other outboards I have owned in the past, there doesn't seem to be an obvious water intake on the lower unit. I do see a 1" diameter rubber plug on the lower unit, but I'm not sure that is the water intake since, if it were, the plug would be a major obstacle to getting water to the engine. I hesitate to remove the plug and start filling it with water!