Mercury Outboard Service
The closest Marina to me said it would be $108 to winterize my 2006 90 HP Mercury Optimax. But after reading the manual I found online I think I can do it myself. I've never had a motor this big before. 90 HP from a 25 HP. Thing is huge in comparison.
I have 2005 Mercury 90 ELPTO on a 2006 Sylvan. Haven’t took it out for over a month and when I put the ear muff on in my driveway to make sure it runs and everything is normal before taking it out. Ran it the first time and it was fine. Then turned off the engine and turn back on, throttle forward then neutral, then reverse. But this time something is wrong with reverse. It seems like the gear is stuck on forward. The throttle is in the neutral position but the prop is still spinning forward. When I took off the engine and try to spin the prop by hand, it won't spin like when it's in neutral. Engine still starts in this position. It won’t engage in reverse. Does anyone know if this is a shifting cable issue or a motor issue? How much would it cost to get this fix? At lastly, what would be the average cost to winterize a motor this size. Thanks.