The Mercury 5 HP Outboard motor is perfect for powering small skiffs, jon boats and inflatable boats. The 55 lb. 5 HP outboard is also perfect for auxiliary power for your sailboat. Mercury Outboard motors are known for reliable, efficient power at an affordable price. A larger carburetor and propeller provide for the extra power you crave on the water. The Mercury 5 HP outboard model 5MH is equipped with the 15 inch short shaft, an integrated gas tank, manual rope start, and forward, neutral and reverse shift. This model comes with the Mercury Marine 3-year warranty.