Originally Posted by drivinggod09
60hp , are you sure ? i thought merc and mariner where the same thing just diferent eras
I'm sure on the year but not the HP. What HP is it ?
The page you refer to is for Yamaha built Mariner branded outboards. Its complicated but Brunswick (Mercury) originally outsourced production of their first European leisure craft models to Yamaha to "test the water" without damaging their own Mercury reputation (which was specifically excellent in the race engine Market in the USA at the time). These motors were to be badged as Mariner.
If it went wrong....not our fault kind of attitude.
It went great, so thanks Yamaha but were good from here..... Production changed to Belgium (From Japan) and they never looked back.
So to age a Mariner you first need to check if it's Yamaha based (made in Japan) or Merc Based (Made in Belgium. Then you use the relevant age checking database and get the year. Your using a Yam Database which won't work on your engine
The year is 1992. The serial number falls between 09682500 - 09740999 which is the range for all the serial numbers for 1992 motors as shown in the picture. the HP does not change it that much.
I assumed your motor to be a 60hp don't know why. It's either 50hp or 60hp as the 40hp "magnum" models were 4cyl and I don't think that's what you have.
Am I confusing things too much ?
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