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2002 Mercury 60 HP EFI Four Stroke
|Author||Topic: 2002 Mercury 60 HP EFI Four Stroke|
posted 01-17-2002 02:31 PM ET (US)
It is hard to say how my motor performs. I only have 2 hours on it. I will tell you this, it is smoother and quieter than the carbed 2001. I am also a believer in EFI. That thing strts just like a car. Turn the key and it starts. It then idles at an elevated pace (still quiet) until is warmed up then the idle drops right down to 750-800 RPM. Throttle response is instant. If I keep the "Whaletosh" I really could use one of those Trophy Sport props. The 3 blade aluminum lets me run at 36-37 MPH. Not bad for a 14 foot boat.
I also don't think I would consider anything but a four stroke. Bigshot seems happy with his Evinrude as are many others. this is my 3rd four stroke. I ain't never going to buy a 2-smoke again.
posted 01-17-2002 02:55 PM ET (US)
P.S. Just like Nick (Bigshot) it is quiet, quiet quiet, at idle. At idle there is more noise generated by the water hitting the hull than the motor.
posted 01-17-2002 04:06 PM ET (US)
Sean - where ya been?
(and it looks like you were replying to another post - which one?)
posted 01-18-2002 08:33 AM ET (US)
Never mind - I found the other post.
posted 01-24-2002 12:28 PM ET (US)
Ok I'll quit crying.
The good news is that my wife and I re-evaluated or finances. If all goes well I will be keeping the Whaletosh (Dauntless 14). But, there will be some lean boating times for this coming season.
posted 01-24-2002 12:30 PM ET (US)
did this answer your question?
If reliable this motor is going to be nice to own.
posted 01-24-2002 06:51 PM ET (US)
Not so good news about the tight finances and boating, Whaletosh...
But really good news you think you can keep the Dauntless and that sweet engine!
When Spring time comes, you will have lots of fun with it and be glad you kept it.
posted 01-24-2002 08:03 PM ET (US)
Glad to hear the good news about keeping the Dauntless - still hope to run into you on the water at South Haven, although I guess we'll have to wait for Spring to be serious about that-
Hang in there-
posted 01-25-2002 08:59 AM ET (US)
Is the lake frozen? couldn't we go out now?
Just kidding, it is way to coold for my tastes for boating. Besides I usually am busy most weekends X-country skiing. Maybe I should get wheels on them.
posted 01-25-2002 03:08 PM ET (US)
I'm planning to hit Lake Michigan on Sunday in my 18 Outrage. First time ever in January! The forecast is for 63 degrees, and the Lake is wide open!
posted 01-25-2002 05:54 PM ET (US)
I wish I hadn't read that - I'm probably not going to sleep tonight trying to figure out whether I can/should/will drop Outre' in somewhere over on this side of the big lake on Sunday...
posted 01-30-2002 02:27 PM ET (US)
I guess Mercury hasn't updated their website...no 4-stroke 60 with EFI there...
Any chance Yamaha will be carrying this engine...seems they picked up the carbed 60...
Any reason to wait and go with Yamaha over Mercury in this case?
Oh, and BTW, does this Merc have the garden-hose intake in the front like the Yamaha? I can't seem to glean that sort of stuff from the Merc site either...
posted 01-30-2002 02:33 PM ET (US)
oops, found it under news
Anybody compare Bigfoot vs. non-Bigfoot engines for powering their Whaler?
posted 01-30-2002 08:28 PM ET (US)
[Fixed another of these ridiculously long URI that poorly coded websites use to their own general detriment since no one can ever recall them or give them to someone else.]
posted 02-01-2002 04:16 PM ET (US)
There is a garden hose hook up on the back of the motor. I haven't found it to be useful. Mercury stated that you need to run the motor to flush the system , so muffs are easier to hook up. Just my personal preference.
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