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Old 30 June 2009, 17:28   #1
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Mercury xr-10

I have a Mercury xr10.
Does anyone know what the xr stands for. All I know is that its a 10hp 2 stroke. Oh and its suppose to be a short shaft but it measures 17inches. It does kick up some wash on the back of my Zodiac 340 acti-v. Is this normal?
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Old 06 June 2012, 12:36   #2
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I have a Mercury xr10.
Does anyone know what the xr stands for. All I know is that its a 10hp 2 stroke. Oh and its suppose to be a short shaft but it measures 17inches. It does kick up some wash on the back of my Zodiac 340 acti-v. Is this normal?
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I think that the XR designates it as salt water optimised (stainless steel parts fitted)

I don't think "XR" actually stands for anything though, in fact there are no words that start with an X (except xylophone but I don't think it'll mean that somehow)
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I throught it was for sale lol
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"Xtreeem Racing"?

Joking aside, I have no idea on the logo, but the definitions of shaft length at the smaller horsepowers are generally smaller than the bigger lumps.... if that makes sense!

E.G a "longshaft" 4Hp is about the same as a "short shaft" 70 HP. I can't remember the actual definitions of length for the smaller engines.
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I throught it was for sale lol
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In those days there was the Mercury 9.9.
This type had the same cilinderblock an displacement as the 6 & 8hp type (198cc).
When Mercury started to use the cilinderblock of the 15hp type (264cc) for the 10hp model instead, they liked to communicate this difference to the market in a proper way, so they called it 10 "XR". This gave the engine the sportive image it needed, being about 12hp.

Hope this little history lesson got made you a good answer..
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