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Re: What year is this boat
Could be someone etched the Massachusetts state numbers, which begin with "MS", into the hull, and may have added some numbers at the end. It's not a documentation number, which would stand to reason if she was state-numbered.
I would believe the builder's plate would give you the age, and the Pearson folks should tell you if you ask.
Klutz way to do it: Look at the porcelain head. Sometimes there's a stamping date there, boat's probably no more than a year or two younger than that.