He called them Mercury, after the fleet-footed messenger of the Roman gods. But included in the assets of the company were 300 defective outboards that had been rejected by a large mail order retailer. The chainsaw contract was awarded to Kiekhaefer Corporation. Our dealership has serviced over 40,000 boaters since 1954 and Valley Marine is a must stop boat dealership when looking to own a new fishing boat or pontoon. Using our Mercury Marine Parts Catalog you will quickly find the correct parts by entering your Mercury Mercruiser Serial Number.
It was a larger, more powerful outboard to meet the growing demands of the post-war boating boom. Carl Kiekhaefer resigned as president of the company in 1969, and shortly thereafter the company's name was officially changed from Kiekhaefer Marine to Mercury Marine. Nationwide, factories were converted to manufacture equipment for the war effort. Refueling on the run, they maintained an average speed of 30. It combined the power and economy of inboard engines with the flexibility and maneuverability of outboard drive units.
. In 1957, the company began operations at a 1,400-acre undeveloped Florida lake - a new testing area away from prying eyes. Enter the engine's serial number in the block provided and you get the engine's model year and a comprehensive parts list. It delivered a whopping 40 horsepower - well in excess of its advertised 25 horsepower. In an unparalleled history-making performance in 2000, Mercury Racing swept the French endurance race, setting course records and demonstrating racing's future with low emissions two-stroke technology.
Water skiing, once deemed a pastime for daredevils, became a popular family sport, and one that required even greater horsepower. With more money and more leisure time, tens of thousands of families were discovering boating. We service new and used boat buyers looking for family boats, pontoons and we specialize in fishing boats for the Northwest and central Washington. The new Mariner Outboard was introduced in Australia and proved itself quickly, setting a new endurance speed record in 1975 during a 546-mile run from Sydney to Brisbane. The Kiekhaefer Corporation was in business.
The information, software, products, and services published on this web site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. In the case of Mercury Outboard Parts, Mercruiser Engine Parts, and Mercruiser Sterndrive parts it's the Serial Number that's used to identify the configuration of the Mercruiser Engine, Mercury Outboard or Mercruiser Sterndrive. Mastertech may make improvements to this site at any time. To back up his performance claims, Carl displayed two Lightnings that ran a total of 75,000 miles - an early taste of the company's passion for testing. But because he was such an overwhelming competitor at one point winning 16 races in a row race fans turned against the Kiekhaefer team.
Here are all the resources you need to find the information yourself. Our boats are powered with Mercury, Honda and Yamaha outboards and a few MerCruiser and Volvo Penta stern drives. Many of our boaters fish the Columbia River, Lake Roosevelt, Potholes Reservoir, Banks Lake, Lake Chelan, and Moses Lake. Unfortunately, they weren't reliable either. Some of the serial numbers in the lists below will cover several years.
Post-war boating boom Before the war, an outboard motor was mainly a device to propel a fisherman's boat. That same year, the Mark 75 was introduced, the industry's first six-cylinder, 60-hp outboard. This will drain all the water out of the motor. Valley Marine has the new or used boat to fit your needs with over 40 boats on site. Our No Sales Pressure Guarantee means you can give us a call or stop in our dealership in Yakima to talk boats and see if we have a new or used Lund, Lowe, Hewescraft, Weldcraft, North River, Mastercraft, Smoker Craft, Tracker Marine, Thunder Jet, Northwest Boats, Northwest Jet, Jon boat, fish and ski, pontoon, welded boat, aluminum boat or family boat to suit your needs. History Of Mercury Outboards History Of Mercury Outboards Stumbling into the outboard business… the best mistake ever Carl Kiekhaefer was a young engineer fresh out of college. These digits coincide with the last two digits of the year in which the outboard was manufactured.
The latest serial number labels display a 2-digit number in a box at the lower right portion of the label. As the largest division of Brunswick Corporation, Mercury has facilities across the United States and throughout the world, with over 6000 employees and over 7000 dealers worldwide. But in just two months, Kiekhaefer completed a new machine. In a test, the saw powered by the Mercury engine cut through a 24-inch green log in 17 seconds, as opposed to 52 seconds for its nearest competitor. Doing what it could to survive, the tiny company sought government contracts. The dealer is the gold standard for information about your Mercury outboard and, using Mercury's proprietary resources, can provide you with the outboard's model year.
With Yamaha, Mercury and Honda outboard service technicians and a helpful and friendly staff, they will treat you like family. Think it's available at Wal-Marts or part stores. If the year is not readable, proceed to Step 3. The information, software, products, and services published on this web site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Parts ordered from this website may or may not be in dealer stock at the time of order. O ur techs only fix late models. Many newer Mercury outboards have the model year stated prominently on this sticker.