A Mercury outboard used to be an engine that wouldn't last. Has that changed?

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asked May 28, 2017 in Boating by BoatGuy (60 points)

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answered Jun 16, 2017 by Petitgout (45 points)
I just bought a 40 Merc 4 stroke.  I was impressed with the dealer, the warranty and the new information on the engines.  I bet my money on it.
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answered Sep 15, 2017 by Edscuba (60 points)
I would say yes. I have a dive inflatabkr,Achilles, with a  1994 40hp on it. I went out last weekenf on the North coast of California and it runs like a raoed ape!!! My friends askex if i was wide open, i answered with opening the throttle to full snd the boat shot  forward. To say the leese, we were all impressed !!
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answered Jul 12, 2017 by Brilliant1 (595 points)
I've had two Mercurys.

A 10hp two stroke.

A 115hp four stroke.

Both were dependable and easy to work on.

Early on, my dealer said he would have 80% less engine repair business if people flushed their outboards and ran them out of gas. This step became more important with the addition of ethanol to gasoline.
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