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What year is my outboard?

Discussion in 'Boats' started by Dubs4130, May 13, 2006.

  1. Dubs4130

    Dubs4130 New Member

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    I have just purchased a boat with a 115hp brownband mercury:p . Does anyone know how to date these outboards. I have searched the net and am getting frustrated. I spose I should just concern myself with how well it runs.
    Any information would be appreciated
    Regards
    Jason:confused:
     
  2. hank

    hank New Member

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    Hi Jason, You can normally date an outboard by the start or ending numbers of the Serial Number.
     
  3. Dubs4130

    Dubs4130 New Member

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    Thanks Hank. the number is A702054, and I was told it was a late 80's. Maybe the "A" defines 1980 and the 7 make it an 87. who knows. I hope it's not a 70 or worse still a 54.
    Regards Jason
     
  4. User1

    User1 Active Member

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    I just tried to work it out from a doc with all the serial starting numbers and specs. The closest your serial number is to as 1983-1985 - so I think it may be around that age.
     
  5. Dubs4130

    Dubs4130 New Member

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    Thanks very much for your replies guys. they are very much appreciated.
    Regards Jason;)
     
  6. mick

    mick New Member

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    Brown band is around mid 70's. It went by memory Brown, Red and blue band then black max then the 'newer' looking saltwater series etc. If it's a 115 do you know if it's a straight six or a v4? The 6 will age it at mid 70's.

    Mick :)
     
  7. rojac

    rojac New Member

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  8. Dubs4130

    Dubs4130 New Member

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    Thanks for all replies. I believe that the motor is a 1985 model. With any luck this may have helped someone else out also. Happy boating and or fishing. Regards Jason.
     
  9. triman

    triman New Member

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    Jason, yours is a 1985 115hp.
    Go to http://www.marinshopen.se/ then to Modellguide and find your make and model.
    The site is Swedish but easy to follow.
     
  10. deejam

    deejam New Member

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    hope this help

    Boat Motors
    mate I was looking for my year of my motor .I found this site that mit help youhttp://www.allboating.com/boat_motors/#mercury_boat_motors
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010

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