Originally Posted by m22nly
Sorry sent halfway through typing!!
Question is where else can the serial no be found on an outboard surely it is not just on the sticker? I looked at my engine and it has a disc in the block but that number is different to the serial no on my sticker. Thanks in advance if you can answer this one.
Where and how depends on the motor. if its an ETEC the S/N will be on the 1)Transom saddle sticker 2) On stamped disk recessed into the block 3) Held on the ECU of the motor - all three should match 100%. If the block doesnt match the saddle or the ECU it could have had a second hand part swapped or perhaps its stolen.
Check stolenboats.org with any SN you have carefully.