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Monty Carlo

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Hi, I have just been looking at used boat and it has the sail number on a plate at rear end of cockpit which looks as though it has been etched by hand rather than stamped . Is this normal ? It also has a number moulded under bow fairlead (MLI 651 I think), should this match the sail number ? I believe the boat was built in UK.

Thanks.
 

Monty Carlo

New Member
Correction, bow serial number was JMG 162. Ive searched the forums on serial numbers but cannot work out what builder the letters JM represent and the hull looks much newer than a 1961 build (I am presuming G=july). Can anyone help ?
 

sailchris

Member
If the boat is a UK boat built by Performance Sailcraft then the sail number could be on a plaque inside back of the cockpit. What is the sail number on the plaque?

There's no way the boat can be from 1961. The first laser was unveiled at the 1971 New York Boat Show.

Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_Standard
 

Monty Carlo

New Member
The sail number is 134340 and it is engraved onto a silver plaque in back of cockpit . Should this number be embossed or did they engrave them by hand ? I was told that there should be some link between the bow number and sail number but maybe I was misled. Anyway, thanks for replying !
 

sailchris

Member
I had a boat that was purchased in ~1988 in the UK that had the same plaque. The sail number was 134628. The current boats have a hull number stamped into the transom, I'm not sure if the UK boats had this.

134628 was a very light hull that held up better than the more recently built US boats (stiffer, no leaks etc.). I am about to get the hull back from my younger brother to use for frostbiting.
 
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