Mercury 2.5 4 stroke?

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  1. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have an opportunity to pickup a 2.5 mercury 4 stroke outboard for my canoe. Anyone here have any experience with one?
     
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    A friend has one, other than being heavier than a 2 stroke, it is very quiet and a solid runner.
     
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    I don't have one, but should be ok. I know someone has the suzuki 4-stroke 2.5, and likes it for what it does. They are what they are (1 cylinder) since they don't sell new 2-strokes in that range anymore. The Merc appears to weigh 38 lbs, the Sukuki as reference is 29 lbs.
     
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    I wish they'd make those little motors twin cylinders like the ones from back in the day. Much smoother.
     
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    You're right on that. I have a 6hp 4-stroke Tohatsu. At mid to high revs its fine, but one cylinder at lower rpms are certainly not smooth.
     
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    I ended up buying it for $400. I couldn’t find any newer 2.5’s around me and finally stumbled on this. It’s been barely used. Starts on first or 2nd pull and runs great. Should push my litttle square ha k canoe just fine. Yes, she’s a little heavier than the japs but that’s ok. Long term reliability shall be seen.
     
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    Pretty quiet?
     
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    Not sure what year yours is, or if they have changed where they make them, but:
    "Mercury Outboards, 30 Hp and less, are made by Tohatsu in Japan."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Marine
     
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    She seems pretty quiet. I’ve only ran it in a bucket so far. Tomorrow she will get her first use.

    I believe the Suzuki, Tohatsu, Honda and Yam are all lighter than the Merc.
     
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    Be a neat little setup. Good luck!

    I have an old cruise-n-carry 2.7 that I haven’t used in years. It’s too loud, but a totally different design than those. Used it on a Stealth 2000 a few times, then just couldn’t take it. My MS290 chainsaw runs quieter.
     

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