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Created On: 07/31/2017 06:15 AM
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 07/31/2017 06:15 AM
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3rdworldlover

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Thinking about rolling the dice on a new one, 115 four stroke Sea Pro.

I know they've earned a bad reputation in the past.

Anyone have an opinion on the newer mercs?
 07/31/2017 08:12 AM
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Plan B

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I know it's kinda like the Ford-Chevy thing, but I've also been pretty anti Merc...... that being said, from what Ive read, the new 4 strokes are good motors, plus being new, it'll be under warranty

I see Sea-Pro is making a comeback.  I guess someone bought the name from Brunswick?  I'm hoping to find a used sv1700 after I get my house fixed up

What are you getting?  sv19?



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 07/31/2017 08:16 AM
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3rdworldlover

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Sea Pro is the commercial use engine by Mercury, set up with more lower end torque and some other things different than their recreation models. It's on a Carolina skiff I'm looking at 218 dlv.
 07/31/2017 01:25 PM
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stokedpanda

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I always look at commercial guys and most use yammy or Suzuki, but my buddy has a newer 115(2 stroke) merc and likes it.

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 08/03/2017 10:24 AM
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I have owned Merc 2 strokes in the past. All was good. I'm not familiar with newer models. They do seem to continue to have a market share. Looks like Suzuki is making inroads.

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 08/04/2017 06:34 AM
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Plan B

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Bang for the buck..... Suzuki



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 08/04/2017 12:19 PM
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HAPDigital

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Originally posted by: Plan B Bang for the buck..... Suzuki

All I've had in the past was Mercury and Yamaha. But people really love Suzuki. Commercial fisherman use them and beat the hell out of them and they hold up very well from what i understand. Honda is supposed to be pretty good too. I've found it really comes down to the particular model, not necessarily brand. Research, research, research. thehulltruth.com is a good place for boating info.
 08/05/2017 11:13 AM
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jpuras

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Mercury to get you there fast, Yamaha to make it home.

I personally think Suzuki is in fact the most bang for your buck. Torqui, fuel efficient, reliable outboards.

 08/05/2017 12:01 PM
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EOC

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we have a 2004 115 on a 180 dauntless that runs flawless. Never had an issue
 08/06/2017 03:53 PM
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Just got new G2 250 evinrude lotsa torque, less fuel and oil consumption and 10 year warranty

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 08/07/2017 03:49 PM
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johnnyboy

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6 year warranty on my Suzuki. 6!!!!

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 08/07/2017 09:17 PM
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3rdworldlover

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I backed out, not quite ready to roll the dice on a boat.

But lots of good advice here, thanks!
 08/09/2017 04:27 AM
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Originally posted by: 3rdworldlover I backed out, not quite ready to roll the dice on a boat. But lots of good advice here, thanks!
"The best boat is your friends boat."
 08/18/2017 06:40 AM
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3rdworldlover

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Got a few lobster and put the kids on a mess of mango snapper with a rental from Robbies.
 08/18/2017 12:50 PM
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johnnyboy

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How did you resist the temptation to toss out a greenie and take a tarpon for a spin?

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 08/19/2017 06:06 PM
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3rdworldlover

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No kidding, I docked the rental right in the slot that was full of them. We were petting them and they were taking our leftover baits right out of our hands.
 08/28/2017 09:27 AM
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waterlizard25

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Mercs = WOOF



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 08/28/2017 09:29 AM
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waterlizard25

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Ya SUZI is the way to go.. dope warranty deal also



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