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    2003 msx140 - early or late build

    Just bought an msx140 and have read on hear the late 2003 builds are better. How do I tell from the serial number if it is late or early build?


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    What are the last four digits of your HIN number?

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    K203

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    What are the last four digits of your HIN number?
    Quote Originally Posted by fusion900 View Post
    K203
    That would decode as 2003 model, built in month K (November) 2002.

    A January
    B February
    C March
    D April
    E May
    F June
    G July
    H August
    I September
    J October
    K November
    L December

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    Does that make it a late build and a better one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fusion900 View Post
    Does that make it a late build and a better one?
    Built in late 2002 as a 2003 model, that would be an early build for the 2003 model year.

    I have seen other 2003 MSX 140's with C3 (March 2003) and E3 (May 2003) date codes, which is 6 months later than Nov 2002.

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    Nothing wrong with the early build 03 once the updates have been peformed.
    The 04 is still better than the late 03 builds.
    The real difference as I recall between the early and late 03 build is the 35 pounds they took out of the nose of the boat. Since you can't change it, enjoy what you have and maybe perform some basic mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    Nothing wrong with the early build 03 once the updates have been peformed.
    The 04 is still better than the late 03 builds.
    The real difference as I recall between the early and late 03 build is the 35 pounds they took out of the nose of the boat. Since you can't change it, enjoy what you have and maybe perform some basic mods.
    Yup, the 35lbs and the stator mounting bolts. Sure sucks when those let go!!! (I know, it happened to mine) But Al's right. If everything is updated and right, then it's... well... right!!!

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    Thanks for all the info, I also have a 2001 virage 700 and wanted another ski that would pull up a wakeborder and of course go faster.

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    What was the last date of any of the MSX boats for '04. Does anyone know if Polaris built all the 110, 140, 150 at the same time or just one model at a time?
    Casper is K304

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