under 14' does not require a title but any boat on Ohio water requires a registration.Fortunately in CT a sailboat 14’ and under is exempt from registration. I am in the process of registering an old motorboat, pre HIN (hull identification number). In CT it’s through the DEP, but I know in Ohio it’s different. If you don’t find a plate you can get a HIN through the Ohio Division of Watercraft. Boat Registration 877-426-2837. In CT it is free, I believe it’s the same in Ohio.
Other option is to say (if ever questioned) that you use it for fewer than 60 days yearly and I think you’re exempt from registration?
I am going through the same process. I found my serial number on the metal piece that holds the rudder I think it's called the grudgeon bracket. Here is a picture of mine upside downLooking to purchase a Sunfish hull plate so I can register my boat in Ohio. No numbers visible on hull and no plate in cockpit.
Wow, Alan. You really do have just about any part someone might need!I sell aluminum Sunfish/Sailfish serial number plates for $10 + $2 anywhere shipping. If you know the approx, age of your hull, I can probably find a plate for that year or close to it. E-mail me at : firstname.lastname@example.org if you want one. Include your mailing address and desired year.