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Old 09-26-2013
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Re: What is this?

The HIN is usually on the transom, but I've seen it both inside and outside. As Faster stated above, it is typically on the outside, on the port side, just below the hull/deck joint (or just below the rub rail). But I've seen the HIN on the inside (i.e., in the cockpit) on the port side. Sometimes it is on a metal plate, but typically it is embedded in the fiberglass, and it can be hard to see.

Your dimensions make it a 19.5' boat. Some manufacturers will call that a 20, some will call it a 19, and some will call it a 5.8/5.9. If you have the time, try searching SailboatData.com for boats between 19 and 20'. I saw approximately 170 listings, so you might have to spend a bit of time looking through everyting, but that should give you a good sense of what the boat might be.
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