I am getting a 1996 skeeter with a 1996 Mercury 150 efi. at a great price BUT, was told it has a cylinder losing compression.
I am weighing options: this is where yall come in.
I can have a new powerhead installed ....
buy another used motor ....
I have a 1985 mercury 150 black max on another boat that runs great.
QUESTION IS : is there any reason that the 1985 would not work replacing a 1996. Bolt patterns ? control box ?wiring ? hoses ? tilt/trim connections ? steering/throttle connections ?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.