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Old 11-10-2020, 01:29 PM
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Anyone used some of these cheaper “mercruiser” transom kits from Amazon/eBay? Some are 75.00 and Sierra and mercury are 250.00 plus. I know typically you get what you pay for, just wondering what your experiences are.
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Old 11-10-2020, 01:41 PM
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I wouldn't chance it on bellows, not a job you want to redo very often, especially because you cheaped out on parts.
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I use them all the time and never had a problem. Likely coming out of the same factory in China nowadays. Granted, none have been on 10 or 12 years either.
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I thought most of Sierra stuff was made in China no?
i used bellows from eBay and rubber seemed nice and sturdy. I only trailer my boat and don’t leave in water overnight. I also planned on changing it regularly seeing outdrives don’t like me to stop touching them lol
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Originally Posted by Ratty206ls View Post
I thought most of Sierra stuff was made in China no?
i used bellows from eBay and rubber seemed nice and sturdy. I only trailer my boat and don’t leave in water overnight. I also planned on changing it regularly seeing outdrives don’t like me to stop touching them lol
It’s probably all from China now. Sierra was listed at 250.00 at different online dealers.
I trailer too and don’t mind removing drives. I don’t rally want to do it every year.
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I got one of the Amazon kits. Everything was same as the Merc kit except the water hose. It's a little bigger OD for some reason and a real bear to get the tapered hose plug retainers in. A lot of the Merc parts have China country of manufacture.
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Originally Posted by Shawnandkathi View Post
It’s probably all from China now. Sierra was listed at 250.00 at different online dealers.
I trailer too and don’t mind removing drives. I don’t rally want to do it every year.
I never used the exhaust bellow and can send it to if ya want to put it through a rip and tear test lol
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