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Thread: What Mfg 5-6hp short shaft to buy?

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    Does that new mercury have an external fuel tank hook up or is it just the internal tank. I think im leaning towards a honda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Swede View Post
    Does that new mercury have an external fuel tank hook up or is it just the internal tank. I think im leaning towards a honda
    It has both. There's a switch on the side that lets you change from the internal tank to the external tank. The Mercury is lighter and was 200.00 cheaper. I had a 1992 2 stroke 15 Hp Mercury. It was a great motor. I had no experiences with the Honda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucescoflathead View Post
    It has both. There's a switch on the side that lets you change from the internal tank to the external tank. The Mercury is lighter and was 200.00 cheaper. I had a 1992 2 stroke 15 Hp Mercury. It was a great motor. I had no experiences with the Honda.
    how heavy is that Merc?

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    15 inch shaft rope start 55 lbs. dry.

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    I am liking that mercury more at 55 pounds, external tank hook up and reverse gear. looks like 1550$ buys that motor here add another 160$ for honda. Looks like 59 pounds for weight on the honda

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    I haven't had mine out yet. I'm shooting for the end of the month. I'll post a report.

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    Ordered the Honda 5hp. waiting for it to arrive

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    Keep us posted how it works for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Swede View Post
    Ordered the Honda 5hp. waiting for it to arrive

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    Called the dealer to see why motor had not shipped on friday, he said honda 5 hp short shaft was back ordered till mid june at minimum. So i made a quick decision to have him send the Mercury instead, tracking # say motor by tuesday

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