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View Poll Results: Who makes the best outboards?
Mercury/Mariner 22 55.00%
Johnson/Evinrude/BRP 14 35.00%
Yamaha 1 2.50%
Honda 1 2.50%
Suzuki 1 2.50%
Nissan 0 0%
Force 1 2.50%
Tohatsu 0 0%
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:37 AM   #22
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Here's my .02. I've run outboards commercially for over 30 years, and I've developed a fondness for Evinrude/Johnson, mostly because of parts availabilty nationwide, I love the Mercury big motors especially the I-6's for that wonderful howl that they have at full speed, they also seem to be quite durable, and most recently, (last 10 years or so,) I really like how civilized the OB's from Yamaha and Honda are. The 4 strokes are the wave of the future, and everyone is making them, but I really like the level of refinement on the late Hondas and Yamahas. Parts and availability? Not as good..prices? All this stuff for what it is, is as bad as going to a Mercedes Benz dealership, it seems like. My current motors in my stable of boats? A 150 V-6 Suzuki, pretty bulletproof but THIRSTY, and a 115 Merc Tower of Power, with that fabulous Mercury howl I alluded to above.
To sum it up, if it runs and stays running, it's a great motor. In the poll, I voted for Honda.
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Here's my .02. I've run outboards commercially for over 30 years, and I've developed a fondness for Evinrude/Johnson, mostly because of parts availabilty nationwide, I love the Mercury big motors especially the I-6's for that wonderful howl that they have at full speed, they also seem to be quite durable, and most recently, (last 10 years or so,) I really like how civilized the OB's from Yamaha and Honda are. The 4 strokes are the wave of the future, and everyone is making them, but I really like the level of refinement on the late Hondas and Yamahas. Parts and availability? Not as good..prices? All this stuff for what it is, is as bad as going to a Mercedes Benz dealership, it seems like. My current motors in my stable of boats? A 150 V-6 Suzuki, pretty bulletproof but THIRSTY, and a 115 Merc Tower of Power, with that fabulous Mercury howl I alluded to above.
To sum it up, if it runs and stays running, it's a great motor. In the poll, I voted for Honda.
Welcome to the board Benski - nice to have you aboard and thanks for joining up.

You pretty much summed it up. I've always had great luck with Merc myself, so that's what I like. But the bottom line I believe, is if it's running, it's the greatest thing since slice bread - and if it isn't running, then it sucks.

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well iv been around mercs and rudes alot and well rudes are more reliable but harder to modified and mercs run better and are easier to get more power out of but are less reliable. but as in any thing its all got to do with how u run it and how u take care of it.
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This battle has been going on for years. I'm still a fan of the Dark Side. The resale on products with Mercury power seems to be higher than Evinrude/Johnson and the wide variety of aftermarket performance parts for Mercs is outstanding.
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Last sunday I had a starting issue and and a Big Fat JohnnyRude pulled me to a dock for a looksee. I'll never give up my Black girl but I won't ever Bad Mouth a white motor again. We need diversity to keep things intresting.
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gota love the rudes
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