Are they salt water or soft water engines ?
When I first purchased my Mercury 115 in August 1997 I started wondering if Merc engines are made for salt or for soft water use. I've got several opinions on this matter and I sure need yous too. I was told that the salt water engines (that are made in the US) have blue letters on the engine cover and they have "salt water" written on. In reverse the soft water models have red letters on the cover and of course there is no "salt water" indication. That has prooved partly true because of the recent import of the new 225 optimax with the " salt water" indication, which are made in the US (not Belgium). Now the question lies for the BELGIUM made models, which I belive are the most common in Europe.
Is anything hidden in Mercury's policy here or not ?
Are our models (with red letters), sold in Greece, made for the salt water use or not ?