In the Mercury Castings facility, large bins containing raw materials such as tin, copper, zinc, and aluminum are mixed.
These materials are the components used to create Mercalloy, and they have been widely recognized in the industries beyond marine engines for their unique properties achieved at very favorable material and processing costs.
I'm having a problem identifying a used Mercury 4.5hp long shaft outboard.
The Serial number on my Mercury 4.5 is "A138542" clearly displayed on the identification plate near the mounting bracket.
Mercury will update the model code only when significant changes occur. Buy a shop manual for your motor based on the model number if your motor's model numbers don't resemble the model numbers in the example or don't have a date stamp.
If anyone has more information on these mystery serial numbers I would like to know.The boat is unsinkable, weighs 78 lbs, and is easily attached to a rack on the top of a car or truck.Identifying your Mercury outboard motor can be challenging, particularly if your motor was built prior to March of 2001.Mercury Marine no longer provides shop manuals to consumers nor information on motors produced, before March 2001, when OMC/Mercury was acquired by Bombardier Corporation. Will Charpentier is a writer who specializes in boating and maritime subjects.I repair a lot of mercury outboards and recently seen a lot of defective starters, brush assemblies corroded with salt or just worn out.