There have been many reports of Lehr problems, I was literally about to purchase
one, when I started reading reviews
I have a retired BC Ferry captain
buddy who kind of set my thinking straight. I was also considering an electric motor
for the dinghy
and he asked me about range pushing a heavier boat
, I said with my boat
at 12,000 pounds, maybe 20 minutes and he reminded me that if my single engine
kicks out on my express cruiser
, I'd be relying on my dinghy engine
That got me to thinking about electric
and propane propulsion
, more specifically how far can I get when in a mechanical main engine jam, with either over distances. With a gas dinghy pusher and minimally 8 HP I can at least get there with all the gas I carry.
The appeal of the Mercury
is a wider range of third party support for repair and probably a better track record
with mechanical issues.