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  • Mercury ELPTO

    Hi folks,

    Can someone tell me what the ELPTO means as in the "Mercury ELPTO" engines? I think it has something to do with being a saltwater unit, if that happens to be the case, then what does that mean exactly?

    Any comments or reviews of the 125 ELPTO would be greatly appreciated.


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    Re: Mercury ELPTO

    ELTPO = Electric Start-Long Shaft-Power Trim-Oil Injected (boat motors)

    1987 Boston Whaler "Outrageous 18"
    1989 Johnson 120 V4 VRO


    • #3
      Re: Mercury ELPTO

      I had a Mercury four stroke 25 ELPTO.

      ELPTO stands for Electric, Long Shaft (25") Power Trim Option.


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        Re: Mercury ELPTO

        What year is this ELPTO?


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          • #6
            Re: Mercury ELPTO

            GEO... Is it posible you were looking at the 125 Mercury ELPTO in the Bigfoot motor.The Bigfoot model is built for saltwater. More stainless steel in the lower unit and water contact areas.