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  1. DrStrangelove

    DrStrangelove New Member

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    Want to get my Phantom registered. Where on the boat can I find the "hull identification number?" Thanks
     
  2. Alan Glos

    Alan Glos Active Member

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    A Hull Identification Number (HIN) was required on any boat hull made after November 1, 1972. The number is supposed to be engraved into the upper right hand of the transom as you face the transom from the rear, but some builders used stickers with the number. If your hull does not have a HIN, then (a) your boat is pre-1972 or (b) the number was on a stricker that has long since come off or (c) the builder was not in compliance with the HIN federal legislation. There is a good website on HINs at: www.sailingsource.com/force5/boatinfo/hullnumber/

    Alan Glos
    Cazenovia, NY
     
  3. DrStrangelove

    DrStrangelove New Member

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    Excuse my ignorance, but the transom is the rear of the boat? The boat has no stickers, so it must be on the transom. I have a look in the morning. Thanks.
     
  4. DrStrangelove

    DrStrangelove New Member

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    Found it!

    HBY 00853 M780

    Year 1980, right?
     
  5. Alan Glos

    Alan Glos Active Member

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    Yes, your hull was built in 1980 (but may have been sold later than that year.)

    Alan Glos
     
  6. DrStrangelove

    DrStrangelove New Member

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    I didn't think the boat was that old. Very interesting. Thanks.
     
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Member Emeritus

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    DrStrangelove,

    This should make everything crystal clear. Well, as clear as a Gov Doc can.

    US Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety
    Recreational Boating Product Assurance Division
    Boating Safety Circular # 70
    BACK TO THE BASICS - HIN 101

    http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/pdfs/BSC70.pdf
     

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