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Old 28 February 2019, 16:13   #1
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Mercury 15hp 2stroke

I'm looking for a 15hp 2 stroke for my Aerotec and found something, but it's a bit strange. I thought that all of Mercury/Mariner engines which are newer than year 2000 had gear change in throttle. The one I found is Mariner 15M from 2004 and I can clearly see on the photo that the gear change is on the starboard side of the engine - and not in throttle. What is special about that particular engine?
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Old 28 February 2019, 16:35   #2
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You could buy the bits to convert and if it had been on remotes might have been left like that. Also I wonder about versions the RNLI used... others will know that I’m sure.
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Old 28 February 2019, 16:35   #3
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Could be ex RNLI. Are there any white numbers stenciled onto the leg?
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Old 28 February 2019, 17:03   #4
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You could buy the bits to convert and if it had been on remotes might have been left like that
There's a few on Ebay for £1k which are on remotes. Could be an option to convert that, but I'd prefer to find something that's working well already.

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Also I wonder about versions the RNLI used... others will know that Iím sure.
Can't see any unusual markings/numbers/carb drains on the pictures.
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Old 01 March 2019, 01:53   #5
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It's not a rare engine - I'd hold out for a well looked after all original leisure use example on gear shift tiller. Superb engines and perfect on the Aerotec.
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Old 01 March 2019, 02:10   #6
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Sorry Jerry I didn’t word that well. I meant the reason it might be like that could be someone had converted it because they preferred the side gear change. But like Max says look for a mint example which hasn’t been messed about if you are looking at £1000 plus. I’d want to find one with an almost unmarked cowl and no signs of spanner’s being used on the engine.
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Old 01 March 2019, 03:37   #8
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This must be what Fenlander in meaning
Yeah, exactly ;-)
There is a number of these on Ebay, but each of them has one of the aspects missing. Either with side gear, or on remotes, or slight rust on the head, or replacement hood, or ...

Thinking about it, I can probably live with side-gear (at least I won't have a problem revving it in neutral), but mint condition is a must - these are over 10 years old, so if it's not mint then it will be a bag of troubles.

Spring is starting, so it better shows up quick!
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Iíve got a Evinrude 15hp Short Shaft in excellent fresh water condition if your interested
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