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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:35 pm 
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There is the number 636 etched on the top of the stern, behind non skid on my 1982 H16. Only on port hull. Any idea what it means, Thank, Rick


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:11 pm 
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I'm not sure, but likely etched into the mold, so on your boat an "outie"?

I'd guess a mold number of some kind, to identify issues related to specific molds at the time. There were a lot of them back then.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:30 pm 
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No, its etched the same as serial no. Number is either 638 or 63S between non skid and transom lip. Just curious, Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:14 am 
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I have noted a similar 3 digit number on my H-14. I assumed it was a previous owner's but maybe not...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:17 am 
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Our best historian... Worked here since the 70's doesn't not know for sure, but also thinks it is a mold indication.

He mentioned that hulls were made in many places around the world as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:41 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Our best historian... Worked here since the 70's doesn't not know for sure, but also thinks it is a mold indication.

He mentioned that hulls were made in many places around the world as well.


if this is the case, how were the very old 16's given their three digit serial numbers( stamped on the pylons ) were the issued by hobie america or could there be more than one boat with the same three digit serial number in other countries?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:00 am 
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aussiehobie16 wrote:
mmiller wrote:
Our best historian... Worked here since the 70's doesn't not know for sure, but also thinks it is a mold indication.

He mentioned that hulls were made in many places around the world as well.


if this is the case, how were the very old 16's given their three digit serial numbers( stamped on the pylons ) were the issued by hobie america or could there be more than one boat with the same three digit serial number in other countries?
I would think it would depend on the country's regulations regarding serial numbers at the time (if there were any). That's what prompted the change in 1973 from 4-digit serial numbers on the pylons (which are presumably sequential) to the CCM####M##X format in the USA that identifies the manufacturer (CCM - Coast Catamaran), the serial number (####) and the model year & month of manufacture (M##X). The format is similar today.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:45 am 
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The first boats had serial numbers on the pylons and were only made in California. It wasn't until the late 70's or 80's that multiple manufacturing locations came into play.

Serial numbers have nothing to do with this specific topic. The three digits on the deck are not a serial number.

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