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Old 26 November 2013, 14:04   #11
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I'm confused!

What is Clyde saying then?
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Old 26 November 2013, 15:45   #12
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It's the same as Mariner or should I say the Mariner is the same as a Mercury! Nothing to do with Yamaha!
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Old 26 November 2013, 15:52   #13
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I'm pretty sure they sell Selva in your country too, which are rebadged Yamahas.
yeah, but nobody want to have yamaha with selva sticker for same price.
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Old 26 November 2013, 15:53   #14
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The mercury F150 is a completely unique engine designed and built by Mercury. It has no relation in any shape or form to any other brand other than mariner which is just a marketing name for mercury. It is not the same as a Yamaha, suzuki or any other outboard. I would recommend it as from personal experience it is a good well made outboard which has been developed to be lightweight yet powerful and efficient.
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Old 27 November 2013, 03:46   #15
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Very nice engines. I have two of them on the H733 . We have only 10 hours on the clock and I cannot comment on the durability. They are light, the torque is huge for the size and they are not too thirsty.

A friend has 45 hours on his Merc 150 four stroke and he have had no problems with his unit. He repowered and his previous engine was a two stroke Yamaha 200 hp.

I heard too that they are being marketed as 150 bhp Mariners too, but I've never seen the new Mariner.
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Old 27 November 2013, 04:56   #16
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yeah, but nobody want to have yamaha with selva sticker for same price.

I agree. If they are the same price that's some screwed up pricing policy!
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Old 27 November 2013, 09:10   #17
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We have two of the new mercury 150's on our rib. 210 hours. Great on fuel, light & powerful. Smartcraft dials are a great bonus plus they are a fair bit cheaper to buy than other makes.
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Old 27 November 2013, 13:25   #18
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We have two of the new mercury 150's on our rib. 210 hours. Great on fuel, light & powerful. Smartcraft dials are a great bonus plus they are a fair bit cheaper to buy than other makes.
I had the option of buying a brand new F150 toyed with the idea about swapping out the current 5 yr old Suzuki Df140 on the RC.

I didn't in the end but don't understand why they are so much cheaper than other brands and to be honest that was one of the reasons why I didn't.

Can anyone in the know explain why? Surely a 150 whether Mercury or one of the other manufacturers is still 150hp? (And I'm not looking to spark a debate about 150 at the prop or fly wheel!)
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The reason they were so cheap was that they actually made a cock up with the pricing! But they kept it as an introductory price to get some out there, but now it has gone up to a reasonable price but its still cheaper than the Yamaha and Honda and i think Suzuki too (but don't quote me on that!!)
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Oh interesting so I probably lost the deal of the year then! I did speak to someone at the time who will remain nameless who would also be biased and negative towards Mercury. He felt that Suzuki are far more technology advanced over the Mercury hence the price difference. However in my mind this doesn't always win as I am a firm believer in keeping things simple means less things to go wrong and with the self service of the Mercury this was attractive.

Is there any pros and cons to Suzuki over Mercury F150?
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