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New four-strokes from Mercury.

Brunswick Marine have announced the introduction of their new 80, 100 and 115hp FourStroke outboards, which despite their low profile (and lowest weight in the industry in this HP segment), feature a 2.1-litre, four-cylinder, eight-valve, single-overhead-cam design that delivers more torque and horsepower.

The new Mercury FourStroke engines are built with the same architecture as the reliable and popular Mercury 150 FourStroke to ensure they start and run consistently and last longer no matter what conditions they face. These new outboards are heralded as the industry's easiest to maintain, with an exclusive lifetime maintenance-free valve train, no-mess oil-change system, no tools-required fuel filter, colour-coded maintenance locators and an up-front freshwater valve flush system. An all-new, hydro dynamically designed standard gearcase (with a 2.07:1 gear ratio) decreases drag to improve efficiency and performance, increasing operating range.

Boasting improved overall performance and docking manoeuvrability for heavier boats, added thrust and holding power for low planing speeds or overall holding in rough waters, the new robust Mercury Command Thrust gearcase delivers unequalled control and power for heavier boats or boats that tend to operate with more hull surface remaining in contact with the water. The Command Thrust models use the same bigger gearcase housing as the Mercury 150 FourStroke, but with an all-new 2.38:1 gear ratio.

In a recent press release Mercury state "It's the first true oversized gearcase in the industry for outboards in this horsepower range. heavy boats and boats with less efficient hulls benefit from the gearcase's ability to quickly lift a hull out of the water, resulting in greater acceleration and superior ability to hold plane at slower speeds. There's even a 115hp Command Thrust model with left-hand rotation for improved handling and docking in dual-engine installations."

This new engine lineup was engineered and manufactured to provide the smoothest, quietest ride and feature Mercury's anticorrosion protection that includes Mercury's exclusive XK360 low-copper alloy, stainless steel components and the MercFusion paint process, which is engineered specifically for the harshest marine environments. Mercury backs up its world-class corrosion protection with an industry-exclusive three-year factory-backed limited warranty.

For more information in Zimbabwe, visit their Agents/ distributors at Chase Marine in Bulawayo, or mail them at sales@ chasemarine.com or land line (+263-9) 68502,70376.

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Title Annotation:Update
Publication:African Fisherman
Date:Dec 1, 2014
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