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Andrew posted 03-20-2003 03:29 AM ET (US)   Profile for Andrew   Send Email to Andrew  
I had a CURRITUCK with a 1970's Mercury 80-HP 4 cylinder which was sold by my family many years ago. Now I am back! Believe it or not I have found a hull in mint condition at the company which used to import them from the States. It is going to be refitted with 100% original new parts. Now the problem is the motor. I am a Mercurist. The only vintage engine I have found (but it is not exactly correct being a few yers too young) is a 90 HP 6 cylinder, one of the last ones produced - brown decal. The alternative could be spending a lot more money (about 5000 more) and getting a new 90 HP 3 cyl. I want the boat to be fast so I excluded the more powerful 4 strokes being too heavy. What would you do?
A big hug to all American friends!
Bigshot posted 03-20-2003 09:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Get the inline 6 and put older decals to match the hull year, tehy all look the same on the outside but you will have the benefit of integral Power tilt and a distributorless ignition.
captbone posted 03-20-2003 06:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
I am with bigshot on the decal idea, you can get a sticker/decal shop to do it for around $50.00 bucks, or your can look around the local outboard motor grave sites in your area for an orginal wrap around piece for even less.
jimh posted 03-20-2003 09:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The in-line 6-cylinder Mercury engine is an excellent engine. It would look great on the transom of your Boston Whaler Currituck.

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