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    Thank Youfor your purchase of one of the finest outboards available.You have made a sound investment in boating pleasure.

    Your outboard has been manufactured by Mercury Marine, aworld leader in marine technology and outboardmanufacturing since 1939. These years of experience havebeen committed to the goal of producing the finest qualityproducts. This led to Mercury Marine's reputation for strictquality control, excellence, durability, lasting performance,and being the best at providing after the sale support.Please read this manual carefully before operating your outboard. This manual has been prepared to assist you inthe operation, safe use, and care of your outboard.

    All of us at Mercury Marine took pride in building your outboard and wish you many years of happy and safeboating.

    Again, thank you for your confidence in Mercury Marine.

    EPA Emissions RegulationsOutboards sold by Mercury Marine in the United States arecertified to the United States Environmental Protection

    Agency as conforming to the requirements of the regulationsfor the control of air pollution from new outboard motors.This certification is contingent on certain adjustments beingset to factory standards. For this reason, the factory

    procedure for servicing the product must be strictly followedand, wherever practicable, returned to the original intent of the design. Maintenance, replacement, or repair of theemission control devices and systems may beperformed by any marine engine repair establishment or individual.Engines are labeled with an Emission Control Informationdecal as permanent evidence of EPA certification.

    ! WARNINGThe engine exhaust from this product contains chemicalsknown to the state of California to cause cancer, birthdefects or other reproductive harm.

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    Warranty MessageThe product you have purchased comes with a limited warrantyfrom Mercury Marine, the terms of the warranty are set forth in

    the Warranty Information section of this manual. The warrantystatement contains a description of what is covered, what is notcovered, the duration of coverage, how to best obtain warrantycoverage, important disclaimers and limitations of damages,and other related information. Please review this importantinformation.The description and specifications contained herein were ineffect at the time this manual was approved for printing. MercuryMarine, whose policy is one of continued improvement, reservesthe right to discontinue models at any time, to changespecifications, designs, methods, or procedures without noticeand without incurring obligation.Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin U.S.A.Litho in U.S.A.

    2010, Mercury MarineMercury, Mercury Marine, MerCruiser, Mercury MerCruiser,Mercury Racing, Mercury Precision Parts, Mercury Propellers,Mariner, Quicksilver, #1 On The Water, Alpha, Bravo, Pro Max,OptiMax, SportJet, KPlanes, MerCathode, RideGuide,SmartCraft, Zero Effort, M with Waves logo, Mercury with Waveslogo, and SmartCraft logo are all registered trademarks of Brunswick Corporation. Mercury Product Protection logo is aregistered service mark of Brunswick Corporation.

    Mercury Premier ServiceMercury evaluates the service performance of its dealers andassigns its highest rating of "Mercury Premier" to thosedemonstrating an exceptional commitment to service.Earning a Mercury Premier Service rating means a dealer:

    Achieves a high 12 month service CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) score for warranty service.

    Possesses all necessary service tools, test equipment,manuals, and parts books.

    Employs at least one Certified or Master technician.

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    Provides timely service for all Mercury Marine customers. Offers extended service hours and mobile service, when

    appropriate.

    Uses, displays, and stocks adequate inventory of genuineMercury Precision Parts.

    Offers a clean, neat shop with well organized tools andservice literature.

    Declaration of Conformity OptiMax For Recreational CraftPropulsion Engines with the Requirements of Directive94/25/EC as amended by 2003/44/EC

    Name of engine manufacturer: Mercury Marine

    Address: W6250 Pioneer Road P.O. Box 1939

    Town: Fond du Lac, WI Post Code: 549361939 Country: USA

    Name of Authorized Representative: Brunswick Marine in EMEA Inc.

    Address: Parc Industriel de PetitRechain

    Town: Verviers Post Code: 4800 Country: Belgium

    Name of Notified Body for exhaust emission assessment: Det NorskeVeritas AS

    Address: Veritasveien 1

    Town: Hovik Post Code:1322Country:Norway ID Number: 0575

    Name of Notified Body for noise emission assessment: Det NorskeVeritas AS

    Address: Veritasveien 1

    Town: Hovik Post Code:1322Country:Norway ID Number: 0575

    Conformity assessmentmodule used for exhaustemissions:

    B+C B+D B+E B+F G H

    Conformity assessmentmodule used for noiseemissions:

    A Aa G H

    Other Community Directives applied: Safety of Machinery Directive98/37/EC; Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC

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    Description of Engines and Essential Requirements

    Engine Type Fuel Type Combustion Cycle

    Outboard engine Petrol 2 stroke

    Identification of Engines Covered by This Declaration ofConformity

    Name of engine familyUnique engineidentification number:starting serial number

    EC Module Hcertificatenumber

    1.5L OptiMax 75, 80, 90, 115,

    125 hp1B227000 RCD H 2

    2.5L OptiMax 135, 150, 175 hp 1B227000 RCD H 2

    3.0L OptiMax 200, 225 hp 1B227000 RCD H 2

    Essentialrequirements

    standards

    other normativedocument/

    method

    technicalfile

    Please specify inmore detail(* = mandatorystandard)

    Annex 1.BExhaust EmissionsB.1 engineidentification

    B.2 exhaustemissionrequirements

    * * EN ISO81781:1996

    B.3 durability

    B.4 owner'smanual ISO 8665: 1995

    Annex 1.CNoise Emissions

    C.1 Noise emissionlevels * EN ISO 14509

    C.2 Owner'smanual Owner's manual

    This declaration of conformity is issued under the sole responsibility of themanufacturer. I declare on behalf of the engine manufacturer that the enginesmentioned preceding complies with all applicable essential requirements inthe way specified.

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    Name / function:Mark D. Schwabero, President, MercuryOutboard

    Date and place of issue: July 24, 2008Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA

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    WARRANTY INFORMATION

    Warranty Registration.................................................................. 1

    Transfer of Warranty.................................................................... 2Transfer o f Mercury Product Protection (Extended ServiceCoverage) Plan United States and Canada.................................2Outboard Limited Warranty..........................................................33 Year Lim ited Warranty Against Corrosion................................ 7Warranty Coverage and Exclusions.......................................... 11U.S. EPA Emissions Limited Warranty...................................... 13Emission Control System Components..................................... 13California Emissions Limited Warranty...................................... 14California Air Resources Board Explanation of Your CaliforniaEmission Control Warranty Statement.......................................18Emission Certification Star Label............................................... 19

    General Information

    Boater's R esponsibilities............................................................ 21Before Op erating Your Outboard............................................... 21Boat Hors epower Capacity........................................................ 22HighSpee d and HighPerformance Boat Operation................. 22Outboard Remote Control Models ............................................ 23Propeller Selection.....................................................................23Remote Steering Notice.............................................................26Lanyard Stop Switch.................................................................. 27Protecting People in the Water.................................................. 31Passenge r Safety Message Pontoon Boats and Deck Boats................ ................................................................................... 32Wave and Wake Jumping.......................................................... 33Impact wit h Underwater Hazards...............................................34Exhaust E missions.................................................................... 36

    Selecting Accessories for Your Outboard.................................. 38Safe Boati ng Suggestions......................................................... 38Recording Serial Number.......................................................... 40200/225/2 50 OptiMax Specifications......................................... 40Compone nt Identification........................................................... 42

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    Transporting

    Trailering Boat/Outboard ..............................