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Mercury Marine mourns loss of sterndrive creator Charlie Strang

Mercury Marine is saddened by the death of Charles “Charlie” Strang who served as Carl Kiekhaefer’s top engineer for 13 years at Mercury Marine. After leaving Mercury, Strange served as director of Outboard Marine Engineering (OMC) and later CEO and chairman of the board. Strang, 96, was also known as the creator of the sterndrive engine, sketching the first sterndrive ...

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