Mercury Marine has announced the 2018 Go With 5 outboard promotion.
Boaters can now take advantage of five years of extended coverage to kick-off the new year.†The promotion runs through March 31.
This offer includes three years of standard warranty, plus two years of Mercury Product Protection (MPP) Gold.
Mercury Marine announces the introduction of its ultra-lightweight and reliable 15/20hp EFI FourStroke outboard platform.
In addition, Mercury launched its new Multi-Function Tiller Handle assembly designed for the 15/20hp EFI FourStroke platform ñ the world's first portable outboard tiller that offers ambidextrous operation.
"We are thrilled to bring to the market an all-new 15/20hp EFI four-stroke outboard platform, an engine that is easy-to-start, intuitive-to-operate, lightweight, fuel-efficient, quiet, powerful and reliable," said John Buelow, Mercury Marine VP of global category management. "Through extensive consumer research, we identified four defining features that our customers had been asking for, and these engines provide them. †The goal is always to deliver an elite boating experience to our customers, and these engines do just that."
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Should you do it yourself or take it to a shop?
When the frost is on the pumpkin, it’s time to prepare your outboard engine for its “long winter’s nap.” It may be tempting just to throw a cover over it and call it a day, but temperatures below freezing can cause costly damage to an engine that isn’t winterized properly in the North. Whether you do the job yourself or take your outboard in for service, spending a little time and money today potentially can save a lot of both come spring.
Why go to a pro?
“The new engines are quite sophisticated and on some of them, the spark plugs can be hard to get to,” says Scott Klein, president of Wendt’s Marine, an award-winning marine service shop in Van Dyne, Wisc. He’s seen what can happen when a DIY’er pulls the spark plugs out of an engine to spray fogging oil or engine oil into the holes, then cross-threads the plugs trying to put them back in. As a result, he says, “The hole is shot and you have to change the head of the engine, which costs about $1,000.”