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AlxTgr
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I would have never thought you were the kind of fella that liked breaking down.
Correct. And in 20 years with 3 engines, I never have.






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Jester
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Correct. And in 20 years with 3 engines, I never have.


Works out to about 6.5 years per motor....






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Thanks for scaring me with my Merc. Its a 05 Opitimax. Got around 100 hours on it, I guess I didn't run it enough to have problems.

It runs pretty good.






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Capt ST
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100hrs in 8 yrs? Brah, walk away from computer and go outside. Actually that's worse on your engine.





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Boats n Hose
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Works out to about 6.5 years per motor

Pretty sure he just sold the boats, not replaced motors






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Pretty sure he just sold the boats, not replaced motors








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Boats n Hose
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Smartass


I didn't think you were really that dumb but I had to make sure



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Actually that's worse on your engine


Yep. My merc performs because it gets used 2-3 times a month, every month.






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LessofLes
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I honestly think guys just repeat what they hear and nobody even knows at this point.


Your very next post:

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I had heard the new verados had a lot of problems


I think you just proved your own point.






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Boats n Hose
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New Verado =/= all mercury motors, obviously.





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Smartass

I didn't think you were really that dumb but I had to make sure


I can't turn it off.






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LessofLes
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I think the 1st gen Verado's had the most problems. They hash this out in detail over on The Hull Truth and there is a Verado owner's forum somewhere that helps dispell rumors.

Good informative reading when you have the time.






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AlxTgr
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Pretty sure he just sold the boats, not replaced motors
Yeah, that was lame even by his standards.






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Jester
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Yeah, that was lame even by his standards.


Apparently it wasn't too lame. Mercuries do have the prettiest cowlings, though. You have that going for you.






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100hrs in 8 yrs? Brah, walk away from computer and go outside. Actually that's worse on your engine
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No shit, I bought it in 2005, Katrina came, then Wife got ill, passed away then the oil spill came along. Trying to get back up to speed.






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AlxTgr
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Apparently it wasn't too lame.
Based on what?






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I have never had much trouble with mercury outboards. My grand pa and dad would only use them. Only other outboard i have owned was a tohatsu and that damn thing was near indestructible.





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Jester
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Based on what?


The initial response and the fact that you are still gripping it with white knuckles.






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AlxTgr
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The initial response
Both negative.

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that you are still gripping it with white knuckles.
Even more lame.






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