Mercury 8hp outboard motors are compact and lightweight at 91 lbs. Ideal for jon boats, skiffs, and inflatable boats The 8 HP Mercury 8EH outboard is a two cylinder four-stroke marine engine that offers smooth, quiet, fuel efficient power. The multi-function tiller handle provides one-hand operation of throttle and steering. Mercury’s 8 HP Outboard engine comes with the patented auto-ratchet system which allows the user to easily adjust tilt and trim angle. The Mercury Model: 8EH comes equipped with a 15 inch short shaft, electric start motor and Mercury’s 3 year factory warranty.