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Outboard engine

Ray's picture

I have a Yamaha 115 4 stroke now and love it because it is quite and smooth but it is new and I had a 60 HP Mercury that I ran for 14 years with very little trouble. Both of these motors I would buy again.

I know a lot of guys run and like the Mercury Optimax motors.


I think an emerging player is Suzuki, I am hearing really good things from some commercial type guys and that is a good proving ground for a motor. 


44mag's picture

Never owned a Mercury, always been a little afraid to buy one just because of what you see at boat ramps. Most of the time if you see an outboard that will not start and run it is always a Mercury. I'm sure it's how the boat's been took care of and not the outboard's fault. I have owned a Yamaha and was very pleased with it, right now I own a Evinrude and have not had any trouble with it.

Roper Outdoors's picture

I have an Evinrude 115 H.O. E-tec and it's sweet. It's fuel efficient and there is NO maintenance for 3 Years. Hey look at this link

If you can't see it go to youtube and type in Winterizing Your Engine and Boat with David Walker. I want a motor that is that easy to maintain!

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