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Inscribing Hull ID

Our Hull ID appears on a couple of permanent plaques aboard, one in a cockpit locker and another in the engine room. However, it appears the inscribed ID that is supposed to be on the starboard transom was likely faired over, when the hull was painted.

Any good ideas to professionally re-inscribe? Hand drawn with a Dremel isnít my style. Would like something neat.


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Re: Inscribing Hull ID

I have seen low-production number boats with tidy embossed metal plaques that were attached by rivets and/or glue to the transom. If you use a SS plaque material it should last just fine.
FWIW, friend of mine paints (and restores) boats and he has a "Dymo" reverse -print labeler for restoring the original look to a refinished stern before shooting the top coats.

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Stupid question, but are you sure the number in your engine room is your hull ID and not your documentation number? Many boats do not have a hull ID inscribed on the stern. If the boat is federally documented, the documentation number is required to be carved in or permanently affixed to a structural part of the vessel, which is often in the engine room or a locker. You can tell whether the number is your HIN or documention number from its format. The following link shows the HIN format (which has changed over time) and provides a guide to interpreting your HIN: https://www.hinsearchplus.com/hs_userguide.aspx. Of course, if it is a documentation number, it should match the one on your documentation certificate.
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Stupid question, but are you sure the number in your engine room is your hull ID and not your documentation number?.....
Not stupid at all. One may actually be the doc number. I don't see them all that often, so I was going from memory. I know the doc number is also at the nav station, but may be one of the other two.

I'm sure at least one is the Hull ID, as I had an insurance survey done that pointed out the missing inscribed one on the transom and also assumed it was faired over.


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Sounds like youre running low on things to worry about...
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Sounds like youre running low on things to worry about...
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Re: Inscribing Hull ID

If it was built by Jeanneau US, the HIN will start with "IRI", which no documentation number would.

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