Your Mercury outboard is a technical marvel, an awesome machine that turns fuel into fish and memories. But kidding aside, it’s not magic, and it’s subject to the laws of physics just like anything else on the planet.
We all know that water expands when it freezes, capable of bursting household plumbing or any other vessel. So, what happens when your outboard – which is raw-water cooled – is subjected to sub-freezing temperatures right after you come off the water? Not to worry – the world-class engineers at Mercury have thought of this, and they’ve got you covered.
In this video, Barry Stokes, host of Let’s Fish TV, will tell you about the one simple thing you need to do to ensure that your engine can go from the lake to a frosty parking lot and back again without missing a lick. After all, if you’re bold enough to go fishing when most folks are still sitting by the fire, you deserve an engine that’s tough enough to go with you.