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Hello all, My name is Daniel. I was just given an old 12 ft sailboat. I know nothing about these boats and was hoping someone here could let me know what I have. The vessel has no identifying markings.

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Daniel... have you looked closely on the transom for a molded/stamped HIN (Hull identification Number)?.. Also do you have the rig and any sails for it? The mainsail will likely have an emblem that matches the type of boat it may be.

I don't recognize it but the molding detail on the deck is quite distinctive and someone else might.. but the sail logo will help too, even if you can't find an HIN..

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Might have to use the Hull No to identify it.

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Daniel... have you looked closely on the transom for a molded/stamped HIN (Hull identification Number)?.. Also do you have the rig and any sails for it? The mainsail will likely have an emblem that matches the type of boat it may be.

I don't recognize it but the molding detail on the deck is quite distinctive and someone else might.. but the sail logo will help too, even if you can't find an HIN..
Thanks Faster, what you see in the pics is all it came with. There is a # on the transom. I googled it and unfortunately got no relevant results.
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Might have to use the Hull No to identify it.
Thanks Sailor, But how exactly do I do that? I googled the HIN but came up with nothing relevant.
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Re: New here, Can you help me?

If the number you found has a 3 letter prefix that should enable tracking down the manufacturer. If you can find that out finding a rig and sails for it will be easier.

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Don't google the HIN, google how to read or decipher a HIN.

Part of the HIN is a unique identifier for the manufacturer, part tells the year of manufacture, part tells the model.

In the worst case you can contact the USCG and they can work it through with you.
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Can you post the HIN? That would make this much faster.

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Can you post the HIN? That would make this much faster.

Here is the HIN.
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I figured it out. It was manufactured by FREEDOM SEAKER PONTOONS in 1976.


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