What year is my outboard

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by Vulture, Apr 10, 2007.

1. VultureNew Member

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I know you guys know where to look or how to find out what year is my 20 hp Merc. Serial # 0G009945.
How about my old Johnson #1859400.
Thanks.

2. jbarnes17New Member

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Do you have titles for them.

3. jbarnes17New Member

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Your merc should have the month and year right above the serial #

4. jbarnes17New Member

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On your johnson look near the transom bracket. there should be a longer number with the hp and year listed.

5. BubbakatNew Member

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My book doesn't drop the merc number back that low but I am guessing that it to be in the mid ninties.. I think the OG series started in 94

The other one I will need the model number to find it.

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8. capnmorganNew Member

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alot of johnnyrude product the year can be determind by usingthe following equation. From 1980 to present OMC uses INTRODUCES.

Take the word INTRODUCES and start with 1 and number each the letter of the word, the last letter will be a 0 and not a ten.

INTRODUCES
1234567890

I=1
N=2
T=3
R=4
O=5
D=6
U=7
C=8
E=9
S=0
Take the last 3 digits of the model #. The first two on this number using the equation will be your year.

Hope this helps.