Motor BoatsMercurySailmate 5hpUnited Kingdom
This 4 stroke Mariner Sailmate 5hp outboard motor has run for less than ten hours since new a year ago. The model number is: 7F - Phone number removed -
From transom bracket to cavitation plate is 58cm; to bottom of skeg is 80cm.
It was fitted in the outboard well of my Folkboat and used two or three times. Then lockdown came and  it never got its first 20 hour or one month service and  the propellor and leg became covered in gelatinous marine crud plus barnacles.
In June I managed to lift the engine, took it back to the dealers who stripped down the leg. They never attempted to run the motor. Rather than pay even more to get fixed an outboard I no-longer need, I have decided to sell it for spares or repairs. Check out the state of the impeller.
If you are interested in a project you could end up with a great motor; if not, thanks for looking. Just a word: I feel under no pressure to sell; I am prepared to put the motor in a dark corner of the garage where I can occasionally glare at it....Read full description