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Old 03-07-2012
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Hull Number Not Readable (Hardly Visible)

Some PO of my "new" Montgomery 15 has filled the imbedded hull number on the starboard stern. I cannot even read it. I believe it has been filled with some sort of poly or epoxy filler.

I have and know the number and am wondering what the best way to is to clean out the filled in number.

Would a dremel tool work?

Must it be readable under penalty of law, or should I not worry about it?
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Re: Hull Number Not Readable (Hardly Visible)

I'd leave it until someone with a good reason REALLY wants to see it, and other than a survey nobody has ever asked to look at one of mine.
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Re: Hull Number Not Readable (Hardly Visible)

The HIN should be on your transom AND somewhere inconspicuous somewhere else on the vessel (redundancy to protect against fraud). I'd check a Monty owners website or if you can talk to the builder they may give you a clue. My last boat had it imprinted in the hanging locker.

as silly as this sounds, a piece of tracing paper and a pencil/piece of charcoal may bring the 'filled in' bit to life.

good luck
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