After reading some post in another thread I thought it would be great to see what everyone thinks. Which one Merc or OMC.
Super24 said:I've owned both.
I had chronic shifting issues with the OMC Cobra. This was back in the 90's and it was hard to find knowledgable OMC techs in my area back then. The fact that they don't make them anymore says something.
Well, then I WILL debate. I have a '92 Liberator with the cone clutch King Cobra. My mechanic is 30 minutes from here and he works on OMC's all the time. He has very little problem getting me or others parts. This area also had two OMC dealers in the '80's who still work on them.snopro1108 said:There is NO debate....I know first hand. OMC parts are HARD to come by and trying to find a mechanic to work on them is next to impossible.
I was buying a Libby- Went to pick it up and there was a mechanical problem. Took it to the one mechanic 80 miles from me (and I live in in Michigan) and he couldnt get to it for 2 weeks. He than said "if I can find the parts you are looking at August before I can get it back to you" again this is Michigan...
OMC is harder and harder to find. I am SO glad my Libby deal fell through. That's great if you know the lake you are on and don't EVER hit anything on the bottom but if you do you are SOL.....