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Offline Joev143

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« on: May 18, 2016, 06:28:30 PM »
Hello everyone, just wanted to introduce myself as a new member. I recently purchased a v143 boat 650 merc with roller trailer project. I am not sure of the year, the color appears to be a burnt orange, the model is 143 MR, the third digit of the HIN is a five. It appears to have 65/66 emblems on the side. and it has a center console. I can make and attach a video if anyone is interested.





Offline Rich_V174SS

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 09:33:52 PM »
Welcome! 3rd digit of a 6 digit serial number is the year. If it's a 5 then it's a 1965 model year.
1967 V174 Crestflite SuperSport Modified
1987 Mercruiser 190 3.7LX/Alpha One

1970 V176 Swinger
1983 Mercury 115

Offline Joev143

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 12:37:12 PM »
Thanks for the response, I was questioning it because I was told the 65 Jetflites were only available in Blue, from what I can tell it looks like the 65 was my color (whatever that is) and the 66 was blue. Is that right?? Also, I am looking for the stern light lense if anyone has one or knows where I can get one.

Joe

Offline Rich_V174SS

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2016, 12:56:08 PM »
They were available in either blue or red metal flake that year.

1967 V174 Crestflite SuperSport Modified
1987 Mercruiser 190 3.7LX/Alpha One

1970 V176 Swinger
1983 Mercury 115