Mercury 5 HP 5MXLH Outboard Motor The Mercury 5 hp 5MXLH is a great source of portable power for small skiffs, jon boats, and inflatables. It's also a popular choice as auxiliary power for sailboats as well as trolling/kicker motors for larger fishing boats and drift boats. The 5 hp shares many 4 hp features plus a larger carburetor and propeller for increased performance and tiller steering. The 59 lb. Mercury 5 hp delivers outstanding fuel economy and legendary reliability as well as a manual start. The 5MXLH model features an integrated fuel tank for true grab-and-go portability and a 25 inch extra long shaft. External tank connection is standard providing the ability to add an optional external fuel tank/fuel line. This model comes with the Mercury Marine 3-year warranty.