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Merc 40
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General Information:


  • This model was painted all "Phantom Black."
  • The serial number was on a plate riveted to the port side of the swivel bracket.
  • Serial numbers 9141799 thru 9172805 are 1977 models.
  • Serial numbers 9172806 thru 9208225 are 1978 models.
  • Serial numbers 9208226 thru 9256980 are 1979 models.
  • This model was offered in both Short and Long Shaft versions.
  • This lightweight 2 cylinder model ran nicely, but was fairly complex, somewhat finicky, and perhaps less durable overall than the 1 cylinder models.
  • 1976 - 79 models sold in the US were built in Belgium.