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post #6 of Old 03-06-2006
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Talking Check the Hull Identification Number (HIN)...

Should be embossed on the transom, upper right, that is, if the boat was really built in 1980. The first three letters will give you the code for the manufacturer, and you will then know unambiguously who the builder was.
The US Coast Guard maintains a database of manufacturers at
http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/mic_database.htm
Type in the HIN, and voila!
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