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General Information:

  • This model was painted all "Phantom Black."
  • The serial number was on a plate riveted to the swivel bracket above and between the clamp screws..
  • Serial numbers 3493913 thru 3865694 were 1973 models.
  • Merc 850's were produced as Merc 850E (Electric Starting, Short Shaft, with Alternator) and Merc 850EL (Electric Starting, Long Shaft, with Alternator).