DaubsNU1 Posted February 25 Share Posted February 25 It's a 1974 Mercury 200 | 20hp two stroke I purchased in 2000. I've changed the plugs a few times, and the lower unit oil. Replaced the water pump in 2020. That's it, nothing more. Carburetor has always leaked a little, but it starts and runs well. Pushes my boat to 20MPH. It's never been to any shop / marine mechanic. End of last season, noticed leak from the lower unit. Decided it was time to have a someone more qualified check her out. Shop called yesterday, said water in the lower unit, needs all new seals down there. Said compression was good, everything else looked pretty good. All the needed repairs will be in neighborhood of ~$500....asked what I wanted to do. I said fix it. Might as well. It's served me well for 23 years, I have spent less than $100 in in the motor over that time. Heck, the boat, motor, and trailer cost me $600 in 2000. Glad I got it to the mechanic while there is still ice on the water. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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