Bullredbf LSU Fan thibodaux Member since Feb 2013 439 posts
re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury (Posted on 6/18/13 at 2:24 pm to GreatLakesTiger24)
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
SeaPickle LSU Fan Thibodaux Member since May 2011 642 posts
re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury (Posted on 6/18/13 at 2:51 pm to greasemonkey)
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
Tigah D LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Jul 2008 574 posts
re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury (Posted on 6/18/13 at 2:53 pm to HeadBusta4LSU)
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.
CadesCove Tennessee Fan Mounting the Woman Member since Oct 2006 33059 posts
re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury (Posted on 6/18/13 at 3:01 pm to DownshiftAndFloorIt)
quote: 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.