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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury


Can't beat a carbed 2 stroke evinrude or Johnson for kick arse reliability and longevity.

Eta: every manufacturer puts out that one kickass model that you can't kill though.



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HeadBusta4LSU
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quote:

Carbed evinrude


Mine burns the frick out of gas but besides that its a beast. Cant wait to get some new technology and a better boat though. shite has come along way since the early 90's



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Rayvegas1484
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I wanna go fast


This






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saltwater guys hate mercury


if it isn't overpriced, and it runs, we like them

stickers don't matter






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Me4Heisman
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury


Suzuki > Yamaha





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JAB528
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PresidentialPerch
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury


Haha, good one





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Motorboat
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury


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Suzuki > Yamaha


I agree. My next OB will be a suzuki






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Capt ST
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury


Majority of work boats have Yamahas on them for a reason. 1st gen verados sucked, these new ones not bad, but fuel effiecency sucks compared to yamahas and Suzukis. Inside Yamahas intakes suck up too much shite and shut down, Optimax does much better in shallow water IMO. Again this year at pro ska out of fourchon last weekend I heard the merc guys worked thru the night, Yamaha guys were at Artie's chasing tail.





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Jester
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury


I have nothing but good to say about the Suzuki 4 strokes. Mercury has been the only one to leave me stranded.





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LSULEFTY
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury


Seems like most of the manufacturers prefer Yamaha also. Suzuki is underrated BTW.





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AlxTgr
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury


This has something to do with it. Lots of Yamaha packages these days. I actually shopped to avoid Yamaha.





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El Josey Wales
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I actually shopped to avoid Yamaha.


I would have never thought you were the kind of fella that liked breaking down.






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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury


In my experience, Yamahas are the most reliable outboards. To get any real speed out of them, thought, you basically have to pair them with the perfect hull.

I've known a few guys with Mercurys and none of their motors have lasted longer than 6 years.






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El Josey Wales
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Every boat I've owned had a Yamaha on it. 2 of them were 2 strokes and 2 were 4 strokes.

0 problems from any of them. None of them were real speed demons but I wasn't worried about that. I prefer reliability.






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SeaPickle
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[quote]Mercury has been the only one to leave me stranded. [/quote
I have the only been stranded in a Yammy, just stopped on us out of the blue...
My mercury has never stranded me in 8 years...I guess it varies from motor to motor. Both brands have good and bad reports, I'm sure






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Capt ST
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Last go fast pussy boat I ran, 3 Verados each failed. Scratch that, merc said they know there's a problem they won't fix it until it fails. I made the last one, think patsy cline, fall to pieces





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Jester
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just stopped on us out of the blue...


Merc threw a rod and seized on us in Timbalier Bay. The best thing I can say about a Merc is at least it isn't an OMC...






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geauxpimp
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re: Why is it that saltwater guys hate mercury


I have owned several mercury outboards on saltwater boats. I currently have three Yamahas (two F250s and a F60).

I will never own anything but a Yamaha. Look at what every single person has that is out there every day for a living: Yamaha. I don't know if I've ever seen a charter captain or a work boat with anything other than Yamahas... At least in Louisiana.

Most of this is a history of quality and reliability, but what hasn't been said here is how much better the Yamaha mechanics on the coast are than the mercury mechanics.

I would put the guy at Outcast Marine up against any Yamaha mechanic in the south. There's not a mercury equivalent.



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