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Nausiat posted 08-27-2004 08:08 AM ET (US)   Profile for Nausiat   Send Email to Nausiat  
I have a 68 Nauset that will see a full restoration this winter, new wood etc etc. My question centers on the motor, the boat came with a 69 80Hp 'Red Stripe' Merc, it was near death. I replaced the motor with an 85 115Hp Merc 'Tower of Power'. Since this engine uses the same wrap around cowl as the original Merc did, and the inline 6 is a fantastic look on this Whaler, I want to try and bring a 'classic' look to this otherwise dull looking 'Brown Stripe' Merc.

Has anyone seen a web site with either some custom decaled Merc's, or a site that displays the history of Merc decals? When I do a restore on this 115 I want to drop the brown stripe scheme and try to introduce a custom look that hints at the old red stripe cowl's..


jimh posted 08-27-2004 08:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
A good way to locate websites with particular content is to use the resources of GOOGLE.COM.
Bigshot posted 08-27-2004 01:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Try E-Bay as well, even of you get a blue stripe(72-74) it would be cool, always liked the blue because it matched the blue interior better. You can ALWAYS have them made at a graphics shop. A classic outboard joint may be able to refer you....go with 90 or 100hp if you can as well.
Nausiat posted 08-27-2004 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nausiat  Send Email to Nausiat     
Google is my home page.. Haven't as yet pulled much though even though I have looked a ton. Hard search, so many HP variations, just Merc or Mercury pulls so much Ford crap, but I'll keep plugging..

Bigshot, eBay has been producing squat, but by my own mistake, I have kept '115' in most searches, forgetting the 90/100 were the majority of the tower's made.. Thanks for the reminder..


jxs226 posted 08-28-2004 09:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for jxs226  Send Email to jxs226     
If anyone would have these decals I'd think it would be Grubb Marine in PA. Looking at their advertised decals, however, they don't appear to carry the decals you're looking for. Still, Grubb Marine is an excellent Mercury resource and I'd contact them by phone to ask about your decals.

jimh posted 08-29-2004 01:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I am somewhat confused. I went to GOOGLE.COM and entered the following arguments for a search:

old mercury outboard decals

Google responded with dozens and dozens of websites that focused on old outboards and their restoration. When I constrained the search to find only links to, it could not find a single one.

I am at a loss how it might be more efficient to use continuouswave to locate old mercury outboard decals than to use GOOGLE.COM and any of the dozens of websites that focus on antique outboards it located.

jxs226 posted 08-29-2004 09:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for jxs226  Send Email to jxs226     

I'm at a loss as to why you might choose to let this topic bother you to the degree it has. You could choose to delete the post(s), or ignore the post(s), but instead, and rather predictably, you've decided the best tact is to respond with good suggestions wrapped in rather smug language. Enjoy your Sunday.

Nausiat posted 08-29-2004 11:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nausiat  Send Email to Nausiat     
It is a shame to hear you admit that Continuouswave would be of no value to someone looking to restore an old Merc on the back of an old Whaler.

Had you both looked deeper into the results you got from Google and my request for information, you would find that I am looking for idea's from people that have seen a lot of old Mercs as they were represented on 60's Whalers, where as all (except for the spam search repeaters) the links Google produces are either dead ends, or 'white' Mercs.

I will in future insure that any questions, or answers for that mater, that I post here do not refer to motors. Even when writing in the 'performance' section, I will answer or post regarding speed, modifications to improve handling etc etc, but will be certain to not include the engines make or model. Question though, shouldn't the "Teleflex Seal Replacement" page be removed? It probably would be best for readers to search Google for information on this non Whaler part helping them resolve a problem that is also not specific to only Whaler boats..

Man, you can make it hard at times to have interest in returning to this boards to read or reply, suggest one standard and I will try to stick to it!


Binkie posted 08-30-2004 12:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Binkie  Send Email to Binkie     
Go to Welcome to Johns Old Mercury Website, and ask there, there is a couple of people making them, but I can`t remember their websites. I think John himself maybe making them now. Also, if you have any problems with your Merc,or need any info thats the place to go, Many, many helpful people, and a lot of pros, will be more than happy to help you keep your merc running new or old.
jimh posted 08-30-2004 08:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I try to look at a situation from both points of view. So here is the opposite point of view: I am looking for information about decals for an old Boston Whaler. I go to a website that focuses on restoration of antique outboard motors and post a question asking where to get decals for my Boston Whaler. The moderator suggests politely to me that I ought to look for a website that focuses on Boston Whaler boats. I guess my next move is to tell him that he is making it difficult for me?

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