2002 Engine Preview Page 5

2002 Engine Preview - Mercury/Mariner
Engines — Richard Thiel, Capt. Ken Kreisler, Capt. Patrick Sciacca

- Mercury/Mariner
2002 Engine Preview

 More of this Feature

• Part 1: Engine Overview

• Outboards • Diesels
• Gasoline
 Related Resources
• Engines Editorial Index
• Engines Resources Index
 Elsewhere on the Web
• Mercury/Mariner

The big dog from Mercury this year is its 250-hp EFI outboard. At 479 pounds the engine features a 60-amp alternator, ECM-controlled single-point oil system that automatically mixes oil and fuel at the correct ratio for any rpm, overheat and low-oil warning system, and a one-piece cowling that the company states will prevent water damage as well as protect the inner workings from excessive moisture. The 250 also features Mercury’s exclusive Electro-Deposit Painting (EDP) process. Acrylic enamel is baked on not only to provide a lustrous finish but to withstand all types of weather and water conditions.

Over on the freshwater side, Mercury/Mariner offers a new 115-hp 4-stroke EFI engine with electronic CDI ignition. It has over-rev protection and a prop shaft, pressurized lubrication system, driveshaft, fasteners, and water pump housing all made of stainless steel. (920) 929-5000. www.mercurymarine.com.

Next page > 2002 Engine Preview: Nissan/Tohatsu >

This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

Vetus Maxwell Tip of the Week

Hot Today

Featured Brands

Cutwater MCY logo
HMY Yacht Sales logo Ocean Alexander logo
Imtra logo Volvo Penta logo

Select Brokerage

Brokerage Listings Powered by BoatQuest.com