Mercury’s all-new 5hp Four-Stroke Sail Power Propane outboard provides the ultimate in reliability, portability, and convenience all while running on alternative clean-burning fuel. The Sail Power model features an alternator combined with additional thrust making it ideal for moving heavy loads at a slower yet more controllable pace. These motors also pair well with aluminum tiller, inflatable, and utility boats.
The Sail Power propane model is offered in 20-inch and 25-inch shaft lengths. Additional features include a 12 Volt, 4 Amp / 50-Watt alternator charging system with a cable that allows sailors to charge a battery to run electronics or lights, and reverse-thrust exhaust relief and high-thrust propeller improves slow-speed handling and control. Starting is made easy with the manual choke, which enriches the fuel-to-air ratio for fast and reliable starts, particularly when the engine is cold. Auto decompression reduces the pull force when using the starter rope. Since there is no carburetor, these outboards require less maintenance in regards to fuel-related issues.