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Old 03 May 2012, 14:21   #11
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Looking at the age identifier (hard to see clear) it looks more like 1988. I see it as a "G"


If its in fact a "C" then it's 1991.

Can you check the letter on the plate ? It's in the bottom right corner (no the serial details it's a separate letter etched into the corner of the plate, hard to spot)

Hope that helps
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Old 03 May 2012, 18:51   #12
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Hi Boats&Outboards

Well what a wealth of expertise we have here - amazing in a good way

I hadn't even noticed the engraved letter. But just been out, wiped off the grease and... It's a "B"

So what does that make it please?

Must admit I'm confused now - I thought it was the "L" letter that was the key to the year

Thanks for your help

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It makes it exactly what Davie said right at the start, 1992. My bad! It looked like a C or G on my crappy iPad zoom, if that's not enough to convince me I need the iPad3 I don't know what is

The L denotes the shaft length, in this case Long. Obviously an S there instead would mean its short shaft.

Yams use the age identifier below. Works with "Yam" built Mariner engines of the same period too

As you see it starts in 1993 on an "A" then goes forward and back in alphabetical order, with some letters missing so as not to confuse with "E" electric start, "L" long shaft etc.

Can still be a little confusing as some letters are used more than once so common sense is needed to make sure somebody does not pass off a 25 yr old as 9 year old etc.



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Old 04 May 2012, 07:53   #14
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Hello Peter

Many thanks for this anyway.

I'm still surprised at its age (though it works fine and is in good condition) as the RIB itself does not seem/look that old.

Is this something where a newer boat is put on an pre-used/grey import?

I'm just curious to know - the Bombard plate is shown in the first set of pics.

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