View Full Version : 496HO on 34" centers?

12-11-2009, 03:39 AM
I am hearing conflicting statements,

Can you put 496HOs on 34" centers?:huh:


12-11-2009, 04:00 AM
I remember reading on several threads on OSO about people swapping out older power for Merc 496's and I questioned them about the exhaust locations. They said that the locations were the same. I'm not sure what what the minimum center requirment is. I highly doubt that Fountain was cutting transoms any differently for 496's and 525's though. I would call Shogren. I'm sure they would know 100% for sure. Here's an ad for a 496 35' http://www.seriousoffshore.com/classifieds/index.php?page=out&id=478

12-11-2009, 11:31 AM
It would leave you 3/4" between manifolds... :cheers2:

Sean H
12-11-2009, 11:57 AM
both the new 502 and the 496 are listed as 33 inches wide from merc.

12-11-2009, 01:53 PM
33 and 22/32" wide for each.

It will be tight. :rolleyes: