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Re: New guy, new boat

The HIN is located on the transom, starboard, high up at the corner... according to: decode SJ Hull Number - San Juan 21 Class Association

Look on the aluminum strip running along the rub rail on the transom. Sometimes manufacturers stamped the number into the metal strip rather than the gelcoat.
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HIN's were not required in the US until 1972.
If the boat is older than that, it will not have one.

The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.
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Well, that would explain it! This one is said to be a 1971 version, so I'll stop looking.

I am spending my morning just doing some research on parts availability and what not. It would appear that I basically stole this boat. I could sell just the standing rigging and get more than what I spent on the boat/trailer/motor/etc.

Still have a lot to get done before I want to take her on the water, and I found some small drill holes in various places that I want to get sealed before any water gets in and possibly gives me any (more) rot. But having said that, I've been all over her and my 240lbs hasn't found any soft spots yet. I tried to post a few more pics, but apparently I need more posts to do so.
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Re: New guy, new boat

I took the afternoon to put the mast up and adjust the shrouds a bit. At least now it's up and out of the way so I can work on other things without fighting all the rigging. [emoji16]

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