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Written on: 02/07/2012 by clocker (1 review written)
Bought new from Marine Tech, South Walsham on Thursday, ran it for 15 minutes Friday and all good. Took grandchildren out Saturday and ran perfectly .. for half an hour, then stopped, restarted and stopped within two minutes many times. Much time at side of river, badly damaged rub rail on boat. Angry wife, very worried children Tried again the next day, new fuel, thinking it must be the air vent as surely a new Mariner which had pre-sale checks must be OK. It wasn't. Stopped after half an… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/11/2011
I bought this Mercury 3.5 hp 4 stroke outboard from West Marine in early July.On the first run it stalled after 5 minutes and would then only run in 3 minute intervals b4 stalling again. The so-called Mercury "premium dealer" then charged me $120 to supposedly fix the problem which they said was a loose sparkplug. Mercury at first used their "limited warranty" language to say it was'nt covered but then agreed to pay half.Unfortunately the following 2 uses had the same results--sputtering,hard… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/04/2010
I bought that Nissan 3.5hp four stroke [ same like tohatsu/mariner ] in May 2006 , after 4 weekends [ about 20 hours of use ] part of the engine cowl/cover broke off,I was waiting 4 weeks for the new part. After 40 hours of use [ about 8 weekends ] upper part of engine cover broke off and at the same time I noticed that the engine oil was leaking [cracked engine block !!!] After 2 months of negotiation with Nissan-Tohatsu dealer and many phone calls to Nissan/Mariner/Tohatsu Marine head… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/12/2008
Bought mine from bass pro shop, took it out the 1st few times for the break-in period, after break-in period, would run great at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle, at full throttle it would bog out and shut off. Took it back to tracker marine 3 times for the same problem, after the 3rd time, they took a new one out of the box, put in in the run tank and it did the same thing, got a refund, they don't sell them in my bass pro anymore, anyone else have similar problems?… Read Full Review
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