Mercury continues to invest in people and technology to meet record demands!
In the April edition of the Mercury Insider, we look back at a very successful Palm Beach International Boat Show then take you behind the scenes at our hot test facility in Fond du Lac. Hot testing is one of the many secrets to how we ensure the reliability of our award-winning lineup of outboard engines. We also update you on the annual Mercury sustainability report and the investments we’re making to help meet record demand in the marketplace. That and more in this month’s edition of the Mercury Insider.
Starting now and until June 30th, 2020 save 30% on any new silent shift upgrade package from Volvo.
If you’re drive hasn’t been serviced in the past 2 years then this is the best deal you’ll find anywhere! purchase a new silent shift upper for the same cost as a transom reseal (seals, gimble ring, ect)
so instead of dropping your old unit and replacing parts, we will install a new upper with Volvo’s new silent shift technology for aprox the same cost!
New upper unit with 2 year warranty and install total price = $4,200.00 + tax
***NORMALLY a $6,000.00 + labour package!***
Owners with traditional cone clutch stern drives can now upgrade to Volvo Penta’s new Silent Shift Technology. The Silent Shift Upper gear unit includes a multi-plate clutch which improves the cone clutch clunk on SX-A, DPS-A and newer drives plus all forward drives.
The new Silent Shift gear upgrade unit is mated with the lower gear unit of your existing drive and carries the 2 year parts and accessory warranty when installed by an authorized Volvo Penta dealer.
This promotion applies to all SX-A, DPS-A and newer as well as all forward drives.
In the February edition of The Mercury Insider we take you to Miami — another award winning show for Mercury and we will show you our newest display that pinpoints why we invest so much time into ensuring our engines are quieter than any other on the water. That and more in the February 2020 edition of the Mercury Insider.
In this month’s edition of the Mercury Insider, we take you to the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show – the largest show in North America — to see if Mercury set another record for most engines at the show. Plus, hear what our OEM customers have to say about Mercury’s growth in this key saltwater market. That and more in the November edition of the Mercury Insider.
The fall season marks the end of boating for most people in North America, and with such means there’s a lot of people trying to winterize their boat and engine them selves with out the knowledge of what exactly they are trying to accomplish.
the three most common issues people experience in the spring after storage is:
cracked engine block or cooling passages
Bad fuel causing poor running or no start issues
The big danger of negative temperatures is water freezing, because when water freezes it also expands as microscopic air bubbles become trapped in the forming ice. If there is no room for the expansion then the pressure will eventually take the path of least resistance, often causing a crack or break somewhere in the system.
Draining your engine, water systems, and holding tank properly is your first line of defense against this type of damage.It is also standard practice to run anti-freeze through all water passages in order to ensure a extremely low freezing point and to stop any potential water that was stuck in the system from freezing.
The second biggest problem people face in the spring: Bad gas!
Stabilize your fuel on EVERY FILL UP! Ethanol in our gas is only planned to become more of an issue in the marine industry with increasing volumes of ethanol approved for our basic fuel needs by the Canadian government.
It takes aprox 14 days for Ethanol to start separating from gasoline, at which point it turns into a gelatin-like substance which can cause all sorts of issues when it passes through a carburetor or fuel injector, the most common being making them clogged and not function correctly; it is VERY important to stabilize your fuel upon every fill up to ensure your fuel quality.
For winter Storage also make sure you are using a long term stabilizer that will last the full 7 months of Canadian winter.
Lastly: Make sure your battery is disconnected to avoid any potential draws from electronics. While hooked up or even if placed directly onto the ground batteries will slowly lose their charge. In order to keep your battery happy and healthy we strongly recommend trickle charging it over the storage period at least once or twice to ensure it’s life span and that it will be readily available when you need it in the springtime!
We carry all the parts needed for the DYI’ers and offer full service for everyone else!
So drop by today and see what City Marine can do for you to make sure your next summer goes off with out a hitch!