Hull ID numbers were required as of Nov. 1971 for US made and an additional area stamped inside the vessel. Found out after butting heads for 3 months with state of Texas
while transferring title for 1971 Seafarer. Explained and provided photos that no hin existed on this boat. Was told needed a pencil etching.... An etch of something not there was not easy to provide.
Had all original paperwork and had to do research
and prove to them hull was manufactured Sept 71 and boat sold as 72 model.
You would think the gov would know their own laws. Have sometimes thought gov employees were underpaid..... This was not the case.
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