Mercury Marine has released its first propane outboard motor

Single-cylinder four-stroke Mercury 5 Propane has a capacity of five horsepower and has a capacity of 4.5 to 5.5 thousand rpm. This is one of the lightest and most compact models of the American company: its weight is only 26,9 kg. the volume of the motor of 0.12 liters. In his class, he can rightfully be considered one of the most powerful.

“Propane doesn’t degrade to ethanol and does not contain it, so you don’t have to worry about which fuel to choose and how much of it is fresh. The fuel system is under pressure, so she doesn’t need prestarting preparation. The motor is easy to make, and automatic shut-off valves (inside the engine connector fuel hose, approx. itBoat) make it safe. In General, it is very eco-friendly, easy to handle, reliable and intuitive outboard motor”, — says the Manager of Mercury Hergert Jim (Jim Hergert), specializing in outboard motors with power up to 60 HP

Environmentally friendly gas engine is that the combustion of propane compared to gasoline produced 30% less emissions. In addition, the use of gas, it will be convenient for some users because they probably don’t even have to buy fuel for the motor: the owners of the grill can easily fill the engine with the same propane that they use on the backyard.

For 10 hours of travelling at full speed will be sufficient 19-liter tank.

For a fast and reliable start of the motor design meets the manual throttle valve, which can improve the ratio of gas and air, which can be especially useful when the fuel is cold. Automatic decompression reduces pull force when using rope starter.

The motor boasts a comfortable handle to transport, and can be fixed in six positions of inclination in the range of 16 degrees to work in shallow water.

For owners of sailing boats, Mercury Marine offer similar outboard motor slightly larger. If the standard 5 Propane shaft length varies between 38 and 50cm, 5 Propane Sail Power this parameter is 50-63 cm Weight models are also slightly larger (28.6 kg). In addition, thanks to built-in voltage of 12 volts at the “sailing” version adds the option of charging electronics from the engine. Its additional advantage is the ability to throw the exhaust gases, creating a backdraft, and create higher thrust due to the screw. All this improves handling at low speed.

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