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symons
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Joined: Tue Jul 2nd, 2013
Location: Thabazimbi, South Africa
Posts: 52
Equipment: shimano
Best Catch: 25kg king on stickbait
Favorite Fishing Spot: St lucia
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Hi all, i need to know honest opninions from anglers/boaters that have used the mercury 2 stroke 2+2 outboards, im looking to purchase 2 x 125hp 2006/7 models,but have no experience with them while fishing or trolling

supposedly they have issues when trolling where they keep on switching between 2 and 4 cylinders? Is this the case and is it realy so bad for offshore fishing?

dugongboy
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Joined: Sat Nov 3rd, 2007
Location: Durban - Warmwater Country!!
Posts: 2644
Equipment:  Allsorts!!
Best Catch: Allsorts!!!
Favorite Fishing Spot: The Runway (Inhambane Bay Mozambique), FADS off Durban
Boat: Oceanrunner17
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If it is the Optimax then it switches below certain revs, good motors and as light as a 4str when trolling, some early models (200hp) gave trouble.

They will be too heavy for your Seacat.....for another boat I presume??

Rory
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Joined: Fri Apr 20th, 2007
Location: St Lucia, South Africa
Posts: 1299
Equipment: shimano
Best Catch: blue marlin 150kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: vidal
Boat: z craft
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not the greatest of motors they not optimaxs which are direct injection two strokes