Low-cost big block repower from Mercury

Low-Cost Big Block Repower from Mercury

Mercury says there’s some very good news for all those boaties looking to replace a big block engine.

Mercury Remanufacturing and MerCruiser said they have teamed up to develop a unique, low-cost way to upgrade to something much better with plenty of power, with either a:

* 383 Mag Stroker Bravo (fuel injected and rated at 350hp at the crankshaft); or,

* 357 Mag Bravo 4V (carburetted engine rated at 325hp).

“In the current economic climate, there’s a real need for a low-cost repower option and this is it,” said David Meehan, director–MerCruiser Australia, New Zealand, Pacific.

“By doing this on a big scale, we can offer these exceedingly good reconditioned engines at a price in between the cost of a long block rebuild and a brand-new MerCruiser engine package. You can give your boat a new lease on life without breaking the bank.

“This is a great economical option for those boat owners who have still got those big block 7.4L, 454 and carburetted small-block V8 engines,” Meehan said.

Because the engines are Mercury Reconditioned, owners can rest assured they’re first-rate, and they all come with a 12-month remanufacturing warranty, said the company.

Mercury said the offer gets even better because owners also have the choice of buying just the engine or opting for a turnkey package.

The Turn Key Package includes: New transom; New trim pump; New drive – Bravo 1, 2 or 3; Brave 3 propeller; New control box; New platinum cables; New analogue flagship guage kit, loom and keyswitch (tach/temp/pressure/volt/trim gauge); New steering actuator; New exhaust Y pipe kit; New elbow kit; and, New trim harness.

For full details visit your nearest Mercury dealer or go to www.mercurymarine.com.au

Photos: 383 Mag Stroker Bravo; 357 Mag Bravo 4V.