Can I tell the year of my Mercury outboard motor by the serial number?
If you look at the plate on the motor the top number is the serial number, and the 4-digit number right below that is year of manufacture.
Where do I find my Mercury Outboard Serial Number?
It is on the rectangular tag on the right side of the motor, on the transom mount
What year did Mercury stop manufacturing 2-Stroke outboards?
After the 2005 model year
Where is the hull ID number located on my boat?
The HIN- Hull Identification Number is located at the rear of the transom in the upper right corner.