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#11698793 - 06/30/16 11:35 PM Anyone know what the "M" means on the outboards?
Lake Vilbig Offline
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Registered: 01/29/03
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Loc: Irving, Texas


It's from a bass pro flyer.

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#11698986 - 07/01/16 07:20 AM Re: Anyone know what the "M" means on the outboards? [Re: Lake Vilbig]
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Maybe Manuel or rope start, not electric.
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#11699064 - 07/01/16 08:02 AM Re: Anyone know what the "M" means on the outboards? [Re: Lake Vilbig]
Lake Vilbig Offline
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Manuel is my best guess too.

At first I thought it had something to do with the metric system on the power rating but after searching the web I couldn't find any references.

This is probably the result of our new globalization economy. Bass Pro probably outsources their advertising to foreigners who have no clue that a 2.5 HP outboard only comes as a pull start.

Anyway the layout in the flyer made no sense to me. I would expect to see 2.5 HP instead of 2.5M, but then again it might make sense to someone living in India, Australia, or Iran.












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#11699245 - 07/01/16 09:09 AM Re: Anyone know what the "M" means on the outboards? [Re: Lake Vilbig]
Larry Mosby Offline
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This an example of someone making an add that nose nothing about what they're advertising lol
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#11699253 - 07/01/16 09:12 AM Re: Anyone know what the "M" means on the outboards? [Re: Lake Vilbig]
Larry Mosby Offline
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Mercury maybe but that would be obvious
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#11699376 - 07/01/16 10:03 AM Re: Anyone know what the "M" means on the outboards? [Re: Lake Vilbig]
Lake Vilbig Offline
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I posted the same question on an Australian outboard mechanic forum and they all laughed at me for not knowing what it stood for.

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#11699528 - 07/01/16 11:08 AM Re: Anyone know what the "M" means on the outboards? [Re: Lake Vilbig]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
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horse power?

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#11699836 - 07/01/16 01:27 PM Re: Anyone know what the "M" means on the outboards? [Re: Lake Vilbig]
Coolshot Offline
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Registered: 03/10/14
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Loc: Bryan, Texas
M - is for manual start
E - Electric start

I have a 20 MS, manual start, short (15")shaft

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#11699964 - 07/01/16 02:25 PM Re: Anyone know what the "M" means on the outboards? [Re: Lake Vilbig]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Minimum hp required for boat operation. In other words larger hp available.


Edited by gary purdy (07/01/16 02:26 PM)
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#11700667 - 07/01/16 10:55 PM Re: Anyone know what the "M" means on the outboards? [Re: Larry Mosby]
kingdad101 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/05
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Originally Posted By: Larry Mosby
This an example of someone making an add that nose nothing about what they're advertising lol




-----making an add that nose nothing-----
how does youse know dat about ad's......
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