Outboard: Newer 'Retro' Styled Engines?

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Re: Outboard: Newer 'Retro' Styled Engines?

Post by Iggy » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:11 pm

Ok, I have an idea:

Take the Mariner Engine below:

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Paint it white like these
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The use embossed chrome italics MARINER lettering on the side with 90 on the front and stacked on the back.

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Basically, clean up that ugly grey, orange and red mixture and use a fresh white + chrome lettering color. Simple, but clean.

Thoughs?
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Re: Outboard: Newer 'Retro' Styled Engines?

Post by upspirate » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:27 pm

Do it right,it could look good.

You haven't found old Mariners,cause they haven't been around that long.

They were a joint effort between Mercury and Yamaha if I remember right.

The smaller motors were Yamaha,the bigger ones Merc.

This was back before the Yamaha's were introduced in USA.

Some other differences too ,but I don't remember

Parts on that one should be the same as the Mercury from that era

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Re: Outboard: Newer 'Retro' Styled Engines?

Post by upspirate » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:32 pm

Robert Greco did exactly what you are proposing....look at his blog and video for the results.

http://www.robertgreco.net/New_Site/Boa ... oject.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIBKtFjD5fI

Here is the link where he got his decals:

http://www.nymarine.ca/

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Re: Outboard: Newer 'Retro' Styled Engines?

Post by Iggy » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:10 pm

Yes.. I am stealing Robert's ideas (thank you Robert).

I like the look of all black... but I think I like all white more.

Seeing as there are no 'classic' styled Mariners, I might as well make my own creation.

That orange simply has to go.
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Re: Outboard: Newer 'Retro' Styled Engines?

Post by upspirate » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:11 pm

Don't make comments too loud about that....Bob Maskel will come and smack you!!! :wink: :lol:

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Re: Outboard: Newer 'Retro' Styled Engines?

Post by Iggy » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:14 pm

upspirate wrote:Don't make comments too loud about that....Bob Maskel will come and smack you!!! :wink: :lol:
Its one hell of a drive.. but if he is willing to come out and help me fair my boat, I'd even let him give me a smack ;)
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Re: Outboard: Newer 'Retro' Styled Engines?

Post by Bob Maskel » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:01 pm

Iggy wrote:Its one hell of a drive.. ;)
Haaa, yes, that it is!

BUT, I have to say that those painted motors did get my attention...wonder how much of the main motor they could paint without taking it off the boat...probably all but the bracket maybe? I could live with a gray bracket...where would you go to have it done right...auto painting place?

(I had to go back and look at my motor...its a 100 Mariner, 1993, but it doesn't have all that orange...a more subtle darker red stripe, and not 3 or 4 of them...still think a retro paint job would look good. Maybe on the Malahini if I find a motor........)

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Re: Outboard: Newer 'Retro' Styled Engines?

Post by ghshaft » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:46 am

Hello. I am a new member and am interest in placing a vintage hood on a 2007 Merc 25hp outboard. I see references and photos to this being done. Can anyone tell me what the actual process was? For instance, what was used to get the cowling seal on the old hood to fit the new motor. Really appreciate any information anyone has. Thanks.

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