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New Mercury 5hp Propane FourStroke is Powerful, Portable, and Reliable

Take it from Taylor Wright, host of The Canadian Tradition.

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The eco-friendly and versatile Mercury 5hp Propane FourStroke delivers no-hassle portability, reliability, and convenience and runs on alternative clean-burning fuel – whether it’s powering aluminum boats, inflatables or sailboats.

Taylor Wright - The Canadian Tradition - Mercury MarineThe 5hp Propane FourStroke sports an easy-to-reach shift lever on the engine and has six tilt positions with a shallow-water drive to set the outboard where you need it.

With a large 7.5-cubic-inch (123cc) displacement, the 5hp FourStroke Propane outboard offers best-in-class power with a true 5hp. And starting at just 59.5 pounds (27.2 kilograms), the 5hp Propane FourStroke is light and easy to carry or transport. You can run it on the same conventional propane you’re probably using in your backyard grill, so there’s no gasoline to haul with the engine.

With a safety-first approach, the outboard comes standard with propane auto shut-off valves on the engine and in the fuel-hose connector. The standard 6-foot (1.8-meter) fuel hose threads quickly and easily to the outboard and comes with a standard US POL connector on the tank side.

A 20-pound (5 gallon) tank of conventional propane provides approximately 6 hours of boating at full throttle.

A pressurized fuel system eliminates priming and makes this outboard easy to start. Auto decompression reduces the pull force when using the starter rope.

But Don’t Just Take it From Us

Taylor Wright, the host of The Canadian Tradition, has been an owner of the Mercury 5hp Propane FourStroke since the fall of 2019. Already, Taylor is genuinely enjoying his outboard experience, and states, "Exploring the backcountry and fishing untouched waters are what great fishing trips are made of, and having the ability to power my motor off the same propane tank as my grill - well, that's just super handy!" 

Taylor Wright 5hp PropaneAnd it Provides Perfect Power for Sailboats, too

Sail Power models of the Mercury 5hp Propane FourStroke are designed for boaters who use a small outboard to pilot their sailboat. The Sail Power model is offered in 20-inch (508 mm) and 25-inch (635 mm) shaft lengths, and additional features include:

  • 12 Volt, 4 Amp / 50-Watt alternator charging system with cable allows sailors to charge a battery to run electronics or lights
  • Reverse-thrust exhaust relief and high-thrust propeller improves slow-speed handling and control

Interested in learning more? Please click HERE to continue reading or contact your local dealer. You may also find a dealer by clicking HERE.

Photo and Video Credits: Taylor Wright | The Canadian Tradition

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