Originally Posted by cisco kid
@ferlander, i will only go 9.9 new if i am unable to find a used 15hp motor that is in decent shape. i have come across one, its an ex fish camp motor w what i am guessing is lots of hours, its prices decent though at $1000 cnd and has been inspected and tuned by the shop selling, any parts needed have been replaced, its a 2003 Merc 2 stroke 15hp.
I figure its a good deal, just question whether i want to keep looking and pass on it for now giving it a but more time hoping i can get something else and if not will grab it. i am kinda caught on going w a new 9.9 or buying a used 9.9 or this 15hp unit. i have taken the 8hp out of the equation just so i do not end up disappointed w performance for my useage.
Are Mercs known to be long lasting engines when used alot but taken care of, i guess thats my concern, the shop tells me they would not offer ut up for sale if it was no "good to go" so to speak.
I have 2004 merc 2 stroke 10hp,purs like a kitten,shame my porps shite,needs reconditioning,i have it on a very heavy D class commercial 4m sib with alloy floor 2 of us lots of fishing gear i had 10 knotts out of it last time used,remmember my prop is knackered so would get a little more,but 15 i have had on and that was not much faster,but as said my sib is heavy,hope that helps.