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Old 10-04-2008, 02:36   #1
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Hello all,
My question is this, where , if any, is there a builder's plate on a Ranger 33 1978?
I've crawled all over it but couldn't find it...any suggestions??

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Old 10-04-2008, 05:22   #2
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The only ID may be the boat number on the transom starboard side or possibly glassed in forward starboard side. Our boat does not have a builders plate.
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Never heard of a boat having a builders plate - the Hull Identification Number (HIN) as Joli mentions is "it."
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Thanks

I found a number stenciled on the inside of the hull next to the Nav station...maybe that's it.


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OOPS

Sorry just found out that's the USCG Documentation Number...well there you go
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All boats manufactured or imported on or after November 1, 1972 must bear a Hull Identification Number (HIN). The HIN is a 12 character serial number that uniquely identifies your boat. The primary HIN must be permanently affixed (so that it can be seen from outside the boat) to the starboard side of the transom within two inches of the top of the transom, gunwale, or hull/deck joint, whichever is lowest. Boats manufactured or imported on or after August 1, 1984, also have a duplicate secondary HIN affixed somewhere on an unexposed location inside the boat or beneath a fitting or item of hardware.

On catamarans and pontoon boats the HIN must be affixed on the aft crossbeam within one foot of the starboard hull attachment.

The first three characters are a MIC (Manufacturer Identification Code) assigned by the Coast Guard to the manufacturer or the person importing the boat; characters four through eight are a serial number assigned by the manufacturer; the last four characters indicate the month and year the boat was built, and the model year. Prior to August 1, 1984, the manufacturer had the option of expressing this in the form of a model year designation.

The Coast Guard maintains a searchable database of all recreational boat manufacturers in the United States and U.S. importers of recreational boats. It gives you fast access to information including the company name, address, phone number, and operating status.

Goto: Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database

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Section 2.0 - Pleasure Craft Identification and Compliance - Construction Standards for Small Vessels (2004) | TP 1332 | Marine Safety
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:07   #7
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Thanks GordMay much appreciated and thanks for the links. The hull was built in 1978 but hasn't got a hull number anywhere....will investigate further.

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