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    I have a merc 115 with a serial # that reads A191431. I can not find this number anywhere. Ive been told it is an 86' 115. Any ideas? John

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    Hmm... quite odd, Riddler. Serials designated with "A" start in the A9-----. Could it be that once the number rolls past A999999 it goes back to A1-----?

    If this is true then that would put your motor as an '86.
    http://www.storesonline.com/site/573683/page/609774

    Maybe your engine was near the end of the production run before they switched to the "B" designation.

    A907777 to A999999 is 90,000 motors

    Then just guessing here:

    A110000 to A191431 (yours) is about 80,000 motors. That's not even 200,000 motors.

    Assuming they produced more than that, this theory makes sense. Mind you, I have no idea on the number of motors produced ever year because I know that in the past with the older engines, Kiekhaefer Mercury would sometimes randomly assign serials confusing matters.

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    Shouldn't that read

    "Kiekhaefer Mercury would sometimes randomly assign serials to intentionally confuse competitors."
    John Forsythe

    '59 Bellboy 404 - Pretty Girl
    Past Affairs:
    '61 Marathon - Jammie Dodger

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    Thanks for the link on the Mercury Outboards. I finally found the year of my Belgiun made, 25hp motor. Its a 1993!!!!! I've had the 1958 Reinell Jetabout since March and couldn't find the year. This helps me in selling this motor so I can find a vintage Merc for my Reinell.

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    "This helps me in selling this motor so I can find a vintage Merc for my Reinell."
    Hum-m-m-m-m???? It sounds like you might want to visit my lil Mercury Magic Shop, and see a 'few' vintage Merc' options.
    Thom
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    Time to clean my garage......thanx for humbling me Thom!
    Nice "working" collection btw.
    TimM
    unk.year 10` Mahogeny "DragonFly"racer
    15` SAFE boat w/120 hp Johnson
    SeaRay 175BR
    Hi-Laker lapline
    14` Trailorboat

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    I like the two chairs. Someplace for the Doc to set while visiting his patients. Nice setup Thom, I like it. Sweet collection of Merc's. :cool1:
    Steve Kiesel
    1959 Glasspar Seafair Sedan

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    Mercury Showroom

    Wow, Doc, that must be the new garage/(showroom?) you were working on at the beginning of the year. It would be a pleasure to just sit in the middle of that room and geez...er, gaze at those beautiful works of art for hours.

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    Thanks guys!
    I have to keep things in order to be able to get anything done.
    Those pictures are in the small shop where I do most all the Mercury Magic.
    I used a picture of RJY007's Mark75-Glasspar G3 for my contact cards.
    See attached pixs.
    I also included a picture on the new garage which is now FULL of boats for the long cold winter ahead.
    Thom
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    Keeping Mercs alive since 1965

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    Doc

    And of course, the MAGIC worked. Had a lot of fun on Mason Lake this fall with the G3/Mark75. Now its off to the AOMCI local chapter meeting today at LaConner to see if anyone is giving away any merc stuff!

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