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MerCruiser Alpha Gen 1 Outdrive (1973-1991)

MerCruiser Alpha Gen 1 Outdrive (1973-1991)

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MerCruiser Alpha Gen 1 Outdrive

The Mercruiser Alpha One lives up to its reputation as “the world’s most popular sterndrive” by delivering reliable speed and performance in a value-priced package. Used for single and twin engine applications, the Alpha One Gen 1 outdrive cuts through the water thanks to a super-efficient hydrodynamic profile producing very little drag and increased fuel efficiency. Made to power boats capable of speeds up to 65 mph with up to 300hp gas engines (or 150hp diesel engines). Variety of maintenance-free features such as an integrated water pump and permanently lubricated pivot points help take the stress out of boat ownership. Replaces MerCruiser Gen 1 Alpha outdrives from 1974-1991. Available in the following gear ratios:

  • 1.47/1.50 | 20-22 Tooth Count 
  • 1.62/1.65 | 24-24 Tooth Count 
  • 1.81/1.84 | 17-19 Tooth Count 
  • 1.94/1.98/2.00 | 20/24 Tooth Count

Enjoy quick response time and delivery when you purchase your MerCruiser Alpha 1 outdrive and accessories from NuWave Marine. 1-year OEM factory warranty against defects and workmanship. Propellers sold separately.

Mercury Alpha One features

Strength, versatility, and reliability make this budget-friendly outdrive propulsion system a popular choice year after year. Some highlight features of the Alpha 1 include:

  • Slices through the water with minimal drag thanks to hydrodynamic lower unit
  • Tri-Paint System (Irridite, EDP & Powder Paint) forms a long-lasting corrosion resistant barrier
  • Maximum power with quiet operation thanks to noise-reducing Through-Prop exhaust
  • Power Trim XD® system automatically returns the drive to the water so that you can maintain complete control of your boat even in choppy and rough water
  • Drive lube monitor sounds the alarm when drive lube is low
  • Refill lube without pulling your boat out of the water thanks to easy-inspection engine mounting
  • Flexible options for using 3, 4 or 5 blade propellers in stainless steel or aluminum
  • 300 HP (221 kW) maximum power capacity with a 15-inch diameter propeller

Mercury Marine Alpha Series

NuWave Marine is proud to have served boat owners and mechanic shops for over 35 years with high-quality outdrives and parts. Get prompt delivery on your Alpha Gen 1 or Alpha Gen 2 sterndrive, along with any other replacement MerCruiser parts you need to keep your boat in peak operating condition. We’re a Platinum-level Mercury dealer, and our knowledgeable customer service reps are ready to field any questions you may have about these products and which parts and accessories are right for your needs.