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Hull Indentification Number
Denr provides useless information as usual. Just childish, immature ranting. What''s new.
Anyway.....why would all HIN''s have the #''s "143" on everyboat.
The first 3 Digits are the manufacturing ID code (MIC).
The next 5 digits are the Hull Serial number.
The next 4 digits are the Month/Year Date
of certification or manufacture . JAN-A, FEB-B, MAR-C, APR-D, MAY-E, JUN-F, JUL-G, AUG -H, SEP-I, OCT-J, NOV-K, DEC-L.
The last 4 digits are set up a little different if the boat was manufactured before Aug, 1984, but basically the first 2 digits are the Date of certification or manufacture and the last 2 digits are the Model Year of the boat
The Coast Guard maintains a searchable database of MICs if you want to check yours out go here http://www.uscgboating.org/mf/mf_srchMIC.ASP.