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Old 20 March 2011, 14:16   #1
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Which Optimax, Merc or Mariner

I thought the "Optimax" type of engine was made by one maker?. It appears that the optimax is available from two manafactures?. Which is the better engine?. I did ask for advice on two or four stroke and have decided the two, hence the question.
Secondly does the tube colour effect the resale price on a rib? Cheers Phil.
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Old 20 March 2011, 14:23   #2
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Hi Phil, Mercury and Mariner are one of the same, both part of Brunswick Corp. Only difference is colour..
Tube colour well dont know the answer to that, can only say that Blue and white glass seems to be a popular choice for new boats..
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Secondly does the tube colour effect the resale price on a rib? Cheers Phil.

I think it depends what RIB it is...
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Old 20 March 2011, 16:41   #4
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What you see at the dutch market at this time is a lot of black/grey hull with black tubes.

But white hull with grey or bleu tubes are the ones that are most seen overhere
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Old 21 March 2011, 06:25   #5
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No idea about the hull colour but ref the engine two things come into play if you're going Optimax:

Which dealer gives you the best deal
Which one matches your toobs better!
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Old 22 March 2011, 09:18   #6
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Mercury retail price is higher than Mariner, but tend to have a longer lead time with Mariner, as they stock more Mercury in the UK. Also Mercury usually fetch more money when when come up for resale.
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Also Mercury usually fetch more money when when come up for resale.
That really surprised me TD....Guess it would be worth working out whether a Mercury attracts enough of a premium to warrant having the Mariner hood sprayed black and a set of Mercury decals purchased....when it comes to selling one on
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Buy a Mercury..... they just look better
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