Hi, I've just bought a second hand laser that has been advertised on eBay as having a hull number of 139434. On close inspection, the boats manufacturing plate at the rear of the cockpit has the number 39434, the initial 1 is missing. The seller says he has had the boat from new and he insists the hull number really is 139434. He says "they don't always put a one in front of their plates, its something to do with who manufactures their boats". The laser has an white deck and turquoise hull. The seller insists that this combination was only ever produced for sail numbers very late 12 to very late 13 so the hull number must be 139434. The seller also says: Anyone looking to buy a laser will know that the turquoise ones were only manufactured in a certain period and I think they were done in either Australia or Asia and shiped out. They are quite rare due to this short time period. The turquoise lasers they don't have the one infront of them I would really appreciate it if anyone could let me know if any of these details are plusable. I've paid £1000 for this boat and I think I may have been duped. Thanks, Steve.