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jimh posted 08-08-2002 11:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
What is the word on 2003 Mercury outboards? Does anyone have reliable info on new models of 4-stroke with fuel injection? I have not heard or seen any news on this. It is about this time of the year the new models show up. How about a scoop on this?
Lil Whaler Lover posted 08-09-2002 04:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Lil Whaler Lover  Send Email to Lil Whaler Lover     
Mercury lists the following 4 stroke models for 2003, starting with 25 hp and going up:
25MBF4S
25MLBF4S
25EBF4S
25ELBF4S
25ELHBF4S
25ELPTBF4S
30M4S
30ML4S
30E4SEFI
30EL4SEFI
30ELH4SEFI
30ELPT4SEFI
40M4S
40ML4S
40E4SEFI
40EL4SEFI
40ELH4SEFI
40ELHPT4SEFI
40ELPT4SEFI
40ELPTBF4SEFI
50ELHPT4SEFI
50ELPT4SEFI
50ELPTBF4SEFI
60ELHPT4SEFI
60ELPT4SEFI
60ELPTBF4SEFI
75ELPT4S
90ELPT4S
90EXLPT4SSW 25"
115ELPTEFI4S
115EXLPTEFI4SSW 25"
225XLEFI4S 25"

M manual start
E electric start
L 20" shaft
XL 25" shaft
H tiller steered
PT power trim and tilt
4S four stroke
EFI electronic fuel injection
SW saltwater

I will double check for any other V-6 four stroke models.

They did not add EFI to the 75 and 90 which would be a nice addition. Mercury did drop several slow selling 2 stroke models so the list of models available is a little shorter this year. Dave

mduncan posted 08-09-2002 08:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for mduncan  Send Email to mduncan     
should I buy 4-stroke or two stroke motor mercury 90 with the 17? [See any one of about 100 threads on that topic already--jimh]
David Jenkins posted 08-09-2002 08:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Jenkins  Send Email to David Jenkins     
Do you happen to know who I should contact, or what web site I should visit, to determine if the bigfoot (BF) model would be appropriate? This is in regards to putting either the 60ELPT4SEFI or the 60ELPTBF4SEFI on a heavily-loaded 1977 sport 15'. Thanks!
SuburbanBoy posted 08-09-2002 08:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
Still a huge jump from 115 to 225. The old hp "Gap".

I believe the big foot was designed for pontoon boat duty. I am not sure there would be any advantage on a 15, loaded or not.

sub

jimh posted 08-09-2002 10:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Thanks for that great list of model!
It is somewhat of a dissappointment that there is no EFI for 75 and 90 HP 4-stroke engines.

I wonder what the product mix is like. My guess would be the 75 and 90 HP engines are very popular, especially with repowering applications like older Whalers. Strange that they did not invest the engineering to change these motors to EFI.

Mercury must still be putting all its effort into that mystery motor. It doesn't look like they did much to their 4-stroke line except change the decals to say 2003.

Lil Whaler Lover posted 08-09-2002 03:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lil Whaler Lover  Send Email to Lil Whaler Lover     
Jim, they did not even change the decals from what I can see of the 03's, just the serial number and year on the plate.

additional models of 225 four strokers
225XL EFI 4S
225CXL EFI 4S
225 XXL EFI 4S
225 CXXL EFI 4S

Mercury had 186 different models in 2002. they have dropped a net of 30 models and will be building 156 different models in 2003.

jimh posted 08-10-2002 01:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
One little thing to note: it looks like for 2003 Yamaha has changed the ratings of their 100-HP and 80-HP 4-stroke engines. They now call these models the 90-HP and 75-HP, making them match the ratings that Mercury had given them.

Was there something changed? Or just a marketing gimmick that was dropped?

It would be interesting to hear the marketing agreement and conversation that went into that change

tabasco posted 08-11-2002 08:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Mercury made a "Faux pas" on their new 2003 web site. You will notice if you scroll down on the 115 or 90 HP 4 stroke it says "more information on 2001 models"
jimh posted 08-11-2002 06:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I don't think that is a mistake on the Mercury website--it just takes so long to find any information on there that by the time you navigate somewhere it is two years out of date!

If websites sold engines, Mercury would be out of business in a week.

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