"To date I know of only 2 other traveling Mercury collections as extensive as this unit and neither one is based here in the east."See? This is not the work of a crackpot. There are at least two other Western individuals who have extensive traveling collections. I am a piss poor collector. My scope is maddeningly broad and unrefined. Not a scholar nor a completist, sometimes I come across cigar boxes full of stuff I forgot I even collected. Advertising thermometers? Cigarette lighters? Embroidered patches?
I don't even have a boat, much less a need for an outboard motor, but they sure are pretty.