Seventy years ago Mercury Marine combined a racing car engine and an outboard to create a marine propulsion system more powerful than any outboard available at that time, the stern drive. Advantages of a stern driven system as compared against outboards include higher available horsepower. Today, stern driven crafts account for over 80% of the marine market.
If the sterndrive has a disadvantage it is that many of this system’s working parts are exposed to the elements. Parts which can degrade in salt water include hoses, bellows, and oil lines. Additionally, two of the major sterndrive parts which can be damaged by corrosion are starters and alternators.
Wholesale Marine Carries MerCruiser Starters
If your Sterndrive is hard starting, it may be time for replacement parts. Wholesale Marine carries a full inventory of starters and alternators for your MerCruiser sterndrive engine. In addition, we carry solenoids and brush sets if a simple repair is required. Refer to our convenient MerCruiser starters application chart to shop by year model and serial to find the right starter for your MerCruiser inboard and sterndrive engines. The chart also cross references the Sierra new starters, a remanufactured starter, to the original MerCruiser starter. Simply sort by model to see the parts that fit your engine. Give us a call or try our user friendly Parts Finder for help locating the correct parts for your motor.
When you have a question about a repair or what replacement part your sterndrive requires, call the boating experts at Wholesale Marine. We carry an extensive selection of MerCruiser Sterndrive Starters for every stern driven model. You can depend on our low price guarantee; we also offer flat rate shipping for only $6.99. Returns are quick and easy and with our Captain’s Club Rewards Program you’ll earn points you can redeem on your very next purchase. All this and shipping by next day! Give us a call Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM EST at (877) 388-2628 for the customer service experience you deserve!