Well i finally bit the bullet and pulled the trigger on a Mercury
9.9HP with the "command thrust" lower end and the big 4 blade high thrust prop!
Some of oyu i know will be happy to hear this
I figured for $2450, $200 mail in rebate, i can get the engine
, and search for a diesel
later on if i feel i need it.
Hopefully this will be enough to keep us happy and running for a while
PS - The real reason i bought new was due to the frustration I've had over the last 2 weeks with my 2 stroke
15hp merc. First i thought it was ignition coils, replaced those, nothing, thought it was fouled carb, pulled carb, rebuilt it, installed it, and during tuning it does not want to tune correctly. I can't get it to stay running for the life of me when warm.