Vintage Mercury 80, Collectible, Pickled, For Fresh Water
We purchased a vintage Dixie with this Mercury 80 hp, and had it serviced/inspected at H20 Marine by owner Harry Owens. Mr. Owens advised us that the Motor was in incredible collectible condition for that person seeking a vintage FRESH WATER motor. Mr. Owens said the compression is fantastic at 165 throughout the motor and distributor. The engine runs at a high idle and needs to be corrected. Also he said there is some water in the gear box and that it should be opened and serviced. We will be boating in salt water and he advised that the outboard will be quickly ruined by the high saline after its long history of loving care by the original fresh water owner.
We also have the original Mercontrol control box, and trim motor included and it is in very good working condition.
The outboard has been professionally drained, pickled and crated by H20 marine.
We are offering this as pick up only in Sarasota.
Feel free to contact Harry Owens at H2O marine, the Mercury specialist in Sarasota, Florida for a reference.