Does the Sail number tell the year of the boat?

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What year boat would have a sail no. of 188718, or does the sail no. not correlate with the year the boat was made?
 

Wavedancer

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Why don't you look at the stern; the ID/HIN is near the right hand corner. The sail number is not a foolproof ID since somebody may have swapped sails...
 
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Rich B, a sailnumber 188... means: she is built in 2006.

The sail number is printed to the silver-sticker at the port-side rear wall of the cockpit (view attached photo, there where I added the red arrow to).

As you recognize, she is my brand new boat ... never sailed nor having been in the water (excetpion: raindrops from carrying her home cartopped from the GER Laserstore) in the moment, as there was no seamanlike christening ceremony (which is hold in August at our club harbour party).

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Why don't you look at the stern; the ID/HIN is near the right hand corner. The sail number is not a foolproof ID since somebody may have swapped sails...
Here is a clue from a number near yours:

http://www.lasertrader.org/content/laser-190289-sale

You are probably a 2006 maybe 2005 just guessing.

Mine is 170xxx and is a 2000 build I believe!

Read the hull as suggested above.
the sail can be different, you need to check the BIN#
A big thank you to all who responded to my question--I believe it saved me a lot of disappointment. I was negotiating on the purchase of what I was lead to believe was a 2001 Laser. Once I got the serial no. that was printed on the transom of the boat, it was clear that it was a 1997 boat made by SLI. The deal was cancelled and I am not out the money I would have paid for a 2001 boat. You are right--knowing the serial no. of the boat is one of the essential pieces of information needed when looking to buy a Laser. Thanks again!

Rich B
 

torrid

Just sailing
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The hull number you posted in the other thread, SLII8718E297, doesn't make sense. Clearly it is an Sunfish/Laser made in 1997, but the second "I" translating to a sail number "18xxxx" is too high. It doesn't gybe with other Lasers I have owned ('93 "14xxxx" and '99 "16xxxx"). I'm guessing it was an "F".
 
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The hull number you posted in the other thread, SLII8718E297, doesn't make sense. Clearly it is an Sunfish/Laser made in 1997, but the second "I" translating to a sail number "18xxxx" is too high. It doesn't gybe with other Lasers I have owned ('93 "14xxxx" and '99 "16xxxx"). I'm guessing it was an "F".
I agree--the serial no. that I was told was on the boat didn't match what the sail number should have been. In any case, it clearly did identify that it was a 1997 model and not a 2001 or newer one as the sail no. would indicate. Thanks.
 
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