How to Identify the Year of an Evinrude Motor

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How to Identify the Year of an Evinrude Motor
Evinrude outboard motors have been around for more than a century. (Motor Boat with Blue Canopy image by Wimbledon from Fotolia.com)

Evinrude has been making outboard motors since 1907. Before you purchase a motor, you should determine its age. The origin date of an Evinrude is encoded into its model number and easy to determine with a model number code information table for motors that were made after 1980. For pre-1980 models, the model number codes were not as organised and you must refer to a website to determine the motor's age.

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    Most Evinrude nameplates are on the motor or its mounting bracket. This plate will contain the serial number and a model number code. Write down the code.

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    Use the Model Number Code Information Table to decode the model number and learn the year your Evinrude motor was manufactured.

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    Click on your motor's horsepower rating. Scroll through a list of model numbers and their corresponding years.

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    Find your model number on your motor and match it with the model number on the Web page. The year of manufacture will be adjacent to the model number.

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