I completed the repair on my mercury and it was exactly as expected. The repair is very simple if you have a few hours to commit to the job. The only tools needed for this were a 3/16 allen wrench, a 7/16 socket and crescent wrench, and a phillips head driver. The reeds I used were made by CCM and are quality fiberglass parts. Apparently the OEM stainless reeds are known for shattering and destroying outboards. If your motor is tough to start and idles poorly but runs good at WOT, check your reeds. Id like to thank C&O Marine for coming through in a clutch and Chris Carson Marine for the amazing products. Thanks for watching!
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