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JAB528
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury

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Fresh water guys like RPMs Salt water guys like reliability. Ford guys like comfort Chevy guys like getting shite done


What do dodge guys like?


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
Being made fun of for driving junk


Tbooux
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mack the knife
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
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Being made fun of for driving junk


and then the fight started...


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GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
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What do dodge guys like?



being cheap


Bullredbf
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
We have both. Dad has 04 saltwater optimax 150s, i have 04 yam 150 4 strokes. Mercs have already hade 2 cylinders rebored and gies into the shop at least once a summer. Ha to come in on one engine several times. Have had no trouble with yammis yet. Thats just my experience


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RBWilliams8
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
My FIL has always had Yamaha and he's had everything from 50+ footers, 24' bay boats and bass boats... I usually take his advice with products bc he always does his research and buys the best shite.
This post was edited on 6/18 at 2:44 pm


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
Most properly cared for outboards, regardless of who made them, are pretty damn good.


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greasemonkey
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
I worked at Golden Isles Marina for 3yrs.

we had 200 boats in dry storage with 80%yamahas

the vast majority of problems were from the other 20%


HeadBusta4LSU
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
Im a huge Yamaha fan

funny thing is I have a 1993 150hp Evinrude that runs like a frickin top


SeaPickle
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
My 2004 mercury saltwater has never failed me, always started and got me home with little routine maintenance and lots of hours.
I now also have a 2002 yammy on a different boat and for the last month it has been great. It was rebuilt about 6 months ago but the previous owner (Father in law) kept up with the maintenance
Im still partial to my original merc but have nothing bad to say about the yammys
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greasemonkey
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
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Im a huge Yamaha fan

funny thing is I have a 1993 150hp Evinrude that runs like a frickin top



I love the carbed evinrudes but if I was buying new it would be yamaha, unless I was racing then it would be merc


Tigah D
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
I can speak for only Hopedale and Delacroix areas.....90% of workboats along the canal have Yamahas hangin on the back. Either they're all getting them for free or they buy what's working for others in the area.

Back in the late 90s and early 2000s I worked for a dealer that sold both brands; I wouldn't buy anything Merc today but my old boss who's still in the business says they've made some big improvements in certain HP sizes.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
Carbed evinrude/Johnson's are tanks


HeadBusta4LSU
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
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if I was buying new it would be yamaha,


Im buying a new boat in a few months and It will absolutely have a yammy


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PresidentialPerch
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
I can tell you this on the saltwater side of it. I have seen 1 boat, yes that is 1 boat all year out here with a Mercury on it.


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CadesCove
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
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Carbed evinrude/Johnson's are tanks


They run the shite out of both of them up on the Great Lakes and that's pretty much the same setup as you guys in LA are running offshore. They'll also run a Suzuki and a lot of 4 stroke Hondas too, though.


PresidentialPerch
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
I see more Suzuki offshore than I do Merc.


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mylsuhat
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury
Saltwater (mainly offshore) engines have to be reliable enough to run for 36-48 hours straight while you're 120 miles offshore


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