2005' 40 hp Merc 2 stroke

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2005' 40 hp Merc 2 stroke

Post by Alumacraft » 12 May 2011, 19:44

Looking at getting a 2005' 40 hp mercury 2 stroke.

my question is, is it a good reliable motor? does anybody else own a newer 40 hp 2 stoke Merc?

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2005' 40 hp Merc 2 stroke

Post by sparkbr » 13 May 2011, 15:02

I have a '94 40hp merc 2 stroke and a '97 mariner 60hp 2 stroke. Have had them both for the past 3-4 years. The 60 had a blown lower unit when I got it and the 40 needed a trim motor, but after repairing each one, I haven't had any issues. I'm an OMC guy by heart, but I'd buy both of these motors again in a heartbeat, no complaints.
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