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Thread: Merc 50HP

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    Default Merc 50HP

    Hi guys, I'm Ryan. New to the forum and boating. I recently purchased a boat with a 1985 Mercury 50HP with Quicksilver controls.

    My first question, it doesn't seem to have a neutral button on the control box & also when you push the throttle forward only one cable seems to move so not sure how it will shift or stay in neutral?

    Any info will be appreciated.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Merc 50HP

    Post a picture of your control box.-----It has a neutral / fast idle function.------On most control boxes it is the shift cable that moves first !----Once motor is in gear the throttle cables moves.-----And I suggest a quick trip to your local friendly boat shop.------Buy a gallon of oil!-----Ask how your control box works and how you start this motor.----Install a new water pump impeller before you launch your new aquasition.

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