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    Default 65 HP Mercury Thunderbolt

    Hi! One of my friends just bought a 1961 Cutter with this outboard on it. Its a 65 hp Mercury Thunderbolt. Serial # 4386137.

    I have a couple questions about it. I offered to check on the info for him. So..

    1. What year is this outboard?? From my research I thot maybe it is a '76. Can anyone confirm or correct that?

    2. How much is the outboard worth in good condition. I saw a pic of it and the housing and all looks brand new. It was setting several yrs but he got it to fire right off.

    3. The outboard did not come with the remote controls. Where do you find them and what controls will work with this outboard??

    Thanx!
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    Default Re: 65 HP Mercury Thunderbolt

    If this helps any, here is a pic of the outboard....



    Btw, he picked up the boat, motor and trailer for $250!
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    Default Re: 65 HP Mercury Thunderbolt

    Bump. Anyone.....???
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    Default Re: 65 HP Mercury Thunderbolt

    That is a three cylinder engine which was first produced in '72 or '73.I think that they increased the HP to 70 before too long so you are probably pretty close in your estimate.Ron G

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    Default Re: 65 HP Mercury Thunderbolt

    What controls will work with this outboard? Do all mercury controls fit any mercury outboard? Or does it have to be motor specific?
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    Default Re: 65 HP Mercury Thunderbolt

    Hi, Singinout!

    We have stuff in common - I have a Merc 650 also. Recently I came across an 80 hp Merc and posted here to see if the cables would fit - the response I got was that it should be no problem. I think the 1970's cables from 50-100hp are the same.

    I just got home from singing Mendelssohn's Oratorio "Elijah". Great music. Hadn't sung it since college in the 70's. Surprising how many of the notes were still in my head after all these years! Sure wish my church choir was large enough to do music like that!

    Dave

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    Default Re: 65 HP Mercury Thunderbolt

    Yeah actually this is my friends motor, not mine. (i wish it wuz mine!) Thanx for the info on the controls.

    O yeah I love music too! I sing on a quartet and I directed a youth chorus last year! It is awesome!
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