Suggest you provide the engine SERIAL NUMBER... and pending that- HAVE THE ENGINE CHECKED OUT before you consider purchasing, including (at least):
-Compression Test (Better yet- a leakdown test)
-Computer Diagnostic Printouts of Run History and Fault Counters/Seconds
-Gearcase Check (propshaft runout, fluid quality, shift quality)
-Maintenance History (and current NEEDS review)
-Test run (on the water) to confirm proper operation
Dual Mercury Master Technician- for Mercury Outboards, Racing & Mercruiser Sterndrives in Greenville, SC. Still consider myself a "Marine Apprentice" after 38 years (learn something new every day).
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