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March 17, 2018 6:20 pm EST
Location: 33.436N 77.743W
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Wind Gust: 27 knots
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Mercury Optimax Reply with quote

In 2012 I repowered my Nitro bay boat, replacing a 2002 Mercury 150 XR-6 with a new 150 Optimax. Did not purchase an extended warranty. I wanted a 4-Stroke but they were 14-16 weeks out at the time. Several factors- work demands, bad weather, and fishing the backwaters from the poling skiffs- limited my use of the bay boat. Forecast for this June 9-10 was great and a time that I could take off from work, an unusual occurrence, so I took the bay boat outside to look for Spanish, Cobia, whatever I could find. I found Spanish and False Albacore and as I was chasing them the outboard went into guardian mode then shut down. Re-started immediately but was intermittently mis-firing and shutting down occasionally. I thought there might be water in the (non-ethanol) gas.
Started hearing rattling so called Tow Boat and was towed back to the landing. First time being towed in 44 years of fishing. I figured the air compressor was bad. Took the boat for repair and found that the engine was blown. #3 cylinder @ 70 PSI. Cost to repair- $7500-$9000. Warranty expired in 2015. Computer showed that the engine had 88 hours of use. Mercury would not acknowledge a problem and would not offer any assistance with repair. I understand that the warranty had expired, but the engine only had 88 hours on it.
There is no moral to this sad story, take away from it what you will. I post it for informational purposes only.
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