National Geographic : 1965 Apr
What has the tilt-up advantages of an outboard yet swings a prop a MerCruiser Stern Drive. MerCruisers, like an out board, can run right up on the beach without damage to drive unit or propeller. MerCruiser's drive unit tilts up, to clear the bottom of the boat ... no fixed, angled shafts, struts, or rudders on the bottom. This makes MerCruiser easier to launch, easy to trail and lets you run safely in shallow water. MerCruiser's drive unit tilts up on impact to slide over submerged objects. Hydraulic shock absorbers cushion the blow. The drive unit can be adjusted to different tilt angles like an outboard. is big as an inboard? MerCruisers not only have the advantages of an outboard, but they swing a big, slow turning propeller like an inboard. With gear ratios up to 2:1 you get tremendous low speed thrust without sacrificing high-speed performance. MerCruiser's exclusive Jet-Prop exhaust buries noise and fumes far behind the boat, underwater drag is reduced, and engine breathing is improved. And, there are no shear pins to fail. Ask your MerCruiser dealer to show you all the reasons why more people buy MerCruiser than all other stern drives combined ... 60, 110, 120, 150, 190, 225 and 310 hp gasoline; 60 hp diesel. mEL U/SEn Worldwide Sam and Serv STERN DRIVE POWER PACKAGES ©1965, Kiekhaefer Corporation, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and Toronto. Subsidiary of Brunswick Corporation.