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post #4 of Old 02-13-2008
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Here's the info from the Bristol Owners' website:

"Hull Identification Numbers

How to tell what the hull # of my boat is.

For example, on the transom is the #BTY245620773.

The first three initials of your "HIN", or Hull Identification Number, are the
manufacturers I.D. In this case, they stand for Bristol Yachts (BTY). The next two digits give you the length of the boat (e.g., a 24 footer). The next three digits give you the production number of your boat --- again, 562 means that yours was hull number 562 of the total number produced (often this is your sail number too). The last four digits give you the month & year of manufacture --- 0773 means your boat was built in July of 1973."

Lucky you.....I can't even see my HIN anymore, I'd love to know my hull number.

1977 Bristol 29.9

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