Mercury Mercruiser Outdrive Sterndrive Identification on a houseboat
An older generation Mercury sterndrive
Electrolysis on a Mercruiser sterndrive
Corrosion and algae on a Mercury Mercruiser sterndrive
Gear case and corrosion on Mercruiser sterndrive
We are trying to identify the Mercury or Mercruiser sterndrive that is on the houseboat. The boat is a 1970 or so Gibson 36 with a Mercruiser 225HP 302 motor in it. The out drive needs to be replaced due to electrolysis and so here we go...
First things first though. What is the outdrive currently on it?? It's marked Mercury, but thats all I have to go on.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, Dave from Davenport, IA
Reply - Answer
Well, Dave, congratulations on posting your photos and question in the houseboat forums.
In the early days of Mercruiser, the outdrives were labelled MERCURY with not much else on the outdrive. I am going to say it is one of the "1st generation" Alpha outdrives, but I could be mistaken.Surely
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