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#11615426 - 05/20/16 05:30 PM Mercury 50 HP Four Stroke Reliability
buggsboy Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 195
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
Looking at a new boat with a 50 hp Mercury four stroke engine. Are these durable/reliable engines? I have owned numerous Mercury outboards (going back to the 1970s), but I've never owned a four stroke. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

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#11616648 - 05/21/16 04:06 PM Re: Mercury 50 HP Four Stroke Reliability [Re: buggsboy]
MDF Offline
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Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 27
Loc: Carrollton, Texas
Had both a new 2011 50 hp 4-stroke on my previous boat and recently bought a brand new 40 hp Mercury 4-stroke for a lighter boat I completely rebuilt.
Very reliable, quite and smooth. I really like them + you can find service shops almost everywhere!
Recommend Power tilt and trim.
If buying new, It's well worth getting Mercury's extended factory warranty giving you 5 years backup.
The cost is very reasonable.
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#11617867 - 05/22/16 09:39 AM Re: Mercury 50 HP Four Stroke Reliability [Re: buggsboy]
buggsboy Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
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Thanks for sharing this info, MDF.

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