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HIN's weren't required til November 1, 1972.
Yes, but some manufacturers had a hull number of their own on much before they were required. Some also had a builder's plate on the interior of the boat.

BTW, HIN's are legally required to be mounted in two locations, one is the starboard transom, and the other is generally somewhat more difficult to find, much like the secondary and tertiary VIN's on automobiles, to make them a bit harder to alter when the boat is stolen.
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HIN's weren't required til November 1, 1972.
The P-27 first came out in 1987 so this is not an issue for the poster. (And per Dawg's post, on the P-27, the secondary place for the HIN is on the interior of the hull way back in the stern. I found it by accident once.)
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One other thing... PROPWALK... most outboard powered boats don't really deal with this at all... with an in-board, it becomes a fact of life... especially in reverse. The way to get around it is to pulse the prop to keep the boat moving... rather than trying to keep the prop moving at a constant speed. It really does vary significantly with each boat, so you best practice where there aren't any obstacles to hit.

Otherwise, you'll probably find that the larger boat is actually a bit easier to handle in many ways.
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well I think I'm getting really close to a decision.
I got to admit, compared to my 21 foot right now the pearson is a little intimidating.
Thanks for all the replies and for the manual phallo153.

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