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    The DMV is asking me to etch the serial number from my 1978 Mako 17 to get it registered. I've checked the whole boat over and I can't find it or any sign that rivets were pulled out. Can anyone help me on where this number might be on this boat??


  • #2
    If all else fails you MIGHT find a small plastic embosed sticker underneith the port side rub rail in the last 15 inches of the boat.

    this will be the actual hull build number. from this you can interpolate the rest of the numbers. There is a post somewhere on figuring out HIN numbers. Possibly in the FAQ section. dave.
    [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.


    • #3
      I have a 1973 17 Mako. Mine was on a small metal tag that was glued and screwed to the starboard side of the transom close to the rubrail.

      Mako was not consisientent in where and how they placed the numbers in the early years.
      Alabat - Cajun for \"Hey over there\"[br]1973 - 17 Mako Angler 115HP Suzuki[br]Houma, Louisiana[br]Home of the best Red fishing in the world


      • #4
        My '73 22 CC also has that small Al tag on the Starboard transom upper side near the rub rail. There is the also same information (if you look closely right in the same area of the transom) molded right in the transom. It takes a good eye to locate it and a better one to make out the numbers / letters but they are all there. Hope this helps -

        1973 22 CC Milford, CT USA[br]


        • #5
          HI,Did you try the anchor locker? My 1980 17 has it there as well as the transom
          1980 Mako17 Standard, 115 Yamaha 2 stroke[br]1981 Mako224 200 johnson 2 stroke Virginia Beach,Va