I recently bought a Mercury
8 for AUD$1,850 which is roughly the going rate here.
Saw at the boat show
what is allegedly a "Japanese" built 15 Hp Mercury
for the same price!
Supposedly mine is American and better than the Jap model. Slightly confused as everyone on here was saying that they all come from the same Tohatsu / Nissan
I plane on 8 Hp with 363lb + 92lb inflatable
(rubber bottom) + engine
. It's not a fantastic performer from 0knots to planing, however it does get there eventually. Top speed is 32 kmh.
Suggest a 9.9 would be good with a 15 much better.