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General Information:

  • This model was painted all "Cloud White," except for the black wraparound cowl.
  • The serial number was on a plate riveted to the swivel bracket above and between the clamp screws.
  • Serial numbers 1335465 thru 1339947 were 1960 models.
  • Serial numbers 1369425 thru 1379805 were 1960-61 models.
  • Merc 800E Short Shaft, Electric Starting with Alternator and Merc 800EL Long Shaft, Electric Starting with Alternator models were produced.
  • This model was also offered with a counter-rotating (right hand rotation propeller) gearcase intended to be used along with a standard engine in a dual engine installation.
  • These engines do not have a gearshift mechanism.  They use a special remote control that provides the ability to start the engine in gear, either forward or backward. (called Direct Reversing.)