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Old 10-07-2008
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Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
Joesaila, SD,

All good info. One thing I'll add is that the USCG will recycle HIN builder codes if a builder has shut down.

If we could find a list of recycled builder codes, or an HIN registry from the early '80s, we should be able to give this fellow an answer.
Very true. My old sabot (1974) says right on it (stamped into the wood) that it was built by Melcraft in Costa Mesa California yet the builder code in the HIN (MEL) comes up as Dixie Boats LTD in Newton, NC (right up the road from me oddly enough).
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