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Mercury Classic 50 45hp

7/5/21 @ 4:28 PM
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mukluk fisherman
USER SINCE 1/7/10

Any one have any thoughts on a 88 Mercury's Classic 50 45hp? Good motor? Dependable? Notorious for any problems? Looking at a boat with this motor. Appreciate any feedback. Never have owned a Mercury.

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7/23/21 @ 8:53 PM
Blkhwkbob
MEMBER SINCE 5/27/09

OK, on your tiller handle, there should be a red on/off switch. They make a little lanyard clip that fits under that switch and you attach it to yourself as the kill switch. If you yank on it it turns the switch to off.

Amazon.com: Quicksilver 8M0092850 Emergency Stop Switch Marine Safety Lanyard, Bright Red Finish, 54-Inch: Sports & Outdoors

7/23/21 @ 7:36 AM
mukluk fisherman
USER SINCE 1/7/10

Yes it is a tiller

7/21/21 @ 9:01 PM
Blkhwkbob
MEMBER SINCE 5/27/09

Is it a tiller?


7/21/21 @ 7:25 PM
Plmlk
Brent Hess
MEMBER SINCE 12/18/07

Mf,

It is likely that the low speed jet in your carburetor is plugged, it’s an easy fix.

Happens with carbs in older motors, especially when ethanol fuel is used.  Run a splash of seafoam in every tank. 

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7/21/21 @ 4:01 PM
uplander
uplander
USER SINCE 10/6/09

it must be either Trumps fault or Walkers  fault.

7/21/21 @ 6:24 AM
Bemidji-Bergquist
Bemidji-Bergquist
USER SINCE 3/23/20

×2 on grandad 20 yrs for me 0 problems.

7/21/21 @ 4:50 AM
GRANDAD
USER SINCE 6/1/09

Yes 50 to 1

7/20/21 @ 6:02 PM
mukluk fisherman
USER SINCE 1/7/10

The oil injection system or whatever it is called on this motor has been removed, so you do premix gas and oil.

7/16/21 @ 9:33 PM
Tim Zwieg
USER SINCE 1/10/12
Agree with Granddad if its got an auto blend toss it, just mix it

7/16/21 @ 7:20 PM
mukluk fisherman
USER SINCE 1/7/10

Thanks for the feedback everyone.  It seems like a good motor. Starts good, runs strong. Impeller was replaced  recently pees good. Only thing I didn't like was it quit if you turned the throttle too low, but with no kill switch maybe that's how you shut it off?

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