What is my sail number???

whmorack

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My hull # is OQTL0522K708 and has a sticker in the cockpit saying sail number 192030. If I follow the instructions to determine the sail number from the hull number I come up with a totally different sail number of 210522. How can this be???
 

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LaLi

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192030 is the correct number. Vanguard dropped the sail number from the HIN and replaced that part with a "L0123" format in the late 2000s, which may or may not have coincided with PSE buying them (and rebranding the whole business as LaserPerformance a few months later). The "K7" in this HIN points to a building date of November 2007, which is a perfect match with a 1920xx sail number. No worries :)

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whmorack

New Member
192030 is the correct number. Vanguard dropped the sail number from the HIN and replaced that part with a "L0123" format in the late 2000s, which may or may not have coincided with PSE buying them (and rebranding the whole business as LaserPerformance a few months later). The "K7" in this HIN points to a building date of November 2007, which is a perfect match with a 1920xx sail number. No worries :)

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Thanks!!!
 

Bradley

Admin/Operations
Staff member
I have updated the help article to include this information as it was a bit out of date:


OQT = Vanguard Sailboats Inc., RI (March 1997 to 2007) Initials stand for Quarter Moon Inc. Production continued in SLI facility which Vanguard purchased.

In 2007, Vanguard dropped the sail number from the HIN and replaced that part with a "L0123" format, which may or may not have coincided with PSE buying them (and rebranding the whole business as LaserPerformance a few months later). All Lasers and ILCA’s manufactured after this time have the sail number stamped in the cockpit.

@LaLi and others, let me know if this update seems correct to you. Thanks!
 

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