How do I know what model my Mercury outboard is?
Every Mercury outboard has a serial number label located on the transom bracket area of the engine. The latest serial number labels display a 2-digit number in a box at the lower right portion of the label. These digits coincide with the last two digits of the year in which the outboard was manufactured.
Are all Mercury controls the same?
Fairly common. All depends on how much money you want to spend. The new Gen 2 hardware should all be backwards compatible with your engine. I personally like the Teleflex Extreme cables more than the Mercury standard cables, but they do cost more (usually).
Where is the Mercury outboard key code?
For Mercury outboards, the serial number label is located on the transom bracket. You can locate the MerCruiser serial number label on either the side of the engine or on top of the flame arrester cover. We don’t just make the best marine products in the world.
Do new Mercury outboards come with controls?
Most new outboards no longer come packaged with controls (the shifter-throttle, mechanical cables, and wiring harness) or propellers. Depending on the brand and the age of the old controls, an adapter kit may be available from the engine manufacturer or an aftermarket parts supplier.
What is a binnacle control on a boat?
The next most popular control box is what is called a Binnacle Control Box. These are a little more fancier and are mounted on the top of the boats console. The throttle and shift is also controlled by a single lever and have the tilt and trim button near your thumb.
How can I make my 50 hp outboard faster?
Items you will need Change the propeller on the outboard. If you are looking to get the top speed out of your motor, select a propeller that has a higher pitch. This will slow the acceleration of the motor but the overall top speed will increase. If you are looking for faster acceleration, decrease the pitch.