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Sears 1989 Mercury Gamfisher 15

I just picked up a small boat with this motor. I have no idea on any boat motors. 2 stoke? 4 stroke? Special fuel primmer needed or can i get anyone to work? Trying to avoid taking it to the marine shop and pay 80 and hour to talk to a mechanic.

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Re: Sears 1989 Mercury Gamfisher 15

Look up the vin, it should be on right where the shaft meets the hood area. Then look it up online.

You might want to pick up the manual. For about $30 they will tell you how to do all basic maintenance and I am willing to bet that motor is overdue for an impeller change. Also, certain motor ask for a certain plug and a lot of guys tend to think they are smarter than the engineer that designed it and will do things like put NGK plugs in when it calls for champions which causes the motor to not run optimal.

When I got my boat so many things were out of whack with the motor you could barely start it and now it runs like a champ.

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