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The History of Outboard Boat Motors – Part Eleven

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Boat Propellers, Boating | 0 comments

The 1960’s. OMC and Mercury continued the competition between themselves as the leaders of the industry. Other outboard motor makers such as Homelite and Scott-Atwater ( McCulloch ) were less popular and sold far less units than the big two. This decade saw fiberglass boats sales explode and wood pleasure boats started to disappear. Mercury...

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The History of Outboard Boat Motors – Part Ten

The History of Outboard Boat Motors – Part Ten

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Aluminum Propellers, Boat Propellers, Boating | 0 comments

The 1950’s. This decade was a time when two manufacturers became the dominate outboard motor makers. Evinrude-Johnson ( OMC ) and Mercury Marine. Mercury fast out paced OMC after WW II ended until about 1950 and 1951 when Evinrude came out with newer designed motors that sported a gear shift handle the Mercury engines did not have until a few years...

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