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Old 05 October 2007, 11:48   #11
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The New Merc/Mariner 60EFI 4 stroke is a great engine.
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Old 05 October 2007, 12:58   #12
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The New Merc/Mariner 60EFI 4 stroke is a great engine.
How come your not in Fond du Lac?
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Old 06 October 2007, 05:18   #13
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Having just been through a rather painful experience with the installation of a new outboard I would say what is far more important than the make of engine is from who are you going to buy it, rig it and then maintain it with.

All the big manufacturers, Mercury, Evinrude, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda produce good engines however there are loads of dealers out there that could not rig a set of Christmas tree lights.

So I would look at who you have locally to you because if anything does go wrong you dont want to have to drive 2-3 hours to get there (and back) and then speak to people that already deal with your chosen local supplier to make sure he has a good reputation.

I have just gone this and it almost put me off what is a perfectly good make and type of engine. Now I have redone most of what they did myself and I am very happy.

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Old 06 October 2007, 17:56   #14
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How come your not in Fond du Lac?
Because I got his place. It was fantastic and then on to stillwater to look aroud the mercruiser factory, AWSOME WEEK!
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Old 06 October 2007, 18:40   #15
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Having just been through a rather painful experience with the installation of a new outboard I would say what is far more important than the make of engine is from who are you going to buy it, rig it and then maintain it with.

however there are loads of dealers out there that could not rig a set of Christmas tree lights.

So I would look at who you have locally to you because if anything does go wrong you dont want to have to drive 2-3 hours to get there (and back) and then speak to people that already deal with your chosen local supplier to make sure he has a good reputation.


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Having made a few 100 mile trips myself to get things sorted a decent local dealer seems to be worth more than an engine brand name.

Unfortunately this is all learnt through expensive life experiences.

For those of us that don't live on the coast we are always going to be at a disadvantage....
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