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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:08 am 
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I've reviewed the Hobie help indicating the approximate location of the Serial Number, but I cannot find it anywhere on my hull. I've look closely all around, specifically in the rear and cannot find any raise numbers. Where the heck can I can I look for my Serial Number on my brand new 2013 PA 12? I want to register my boat with Hobie.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:32 am 
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Here is an older post asking the same question. Matt Miller explains where to find it. Sometimes it can be a little hard to spot.

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=32660&p

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:21 am 
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Found it... sort of. Quite frankly, I was disappointed in how the serial number was "scratched" on the stern. For as well-made as the PA is and how professional Hobie is, the serial number looked like it was scratched on the hull with a nail, by somebody who could barely write. It was only somewhat legible using a pencil and paper to highlight the raised letters/numbers. Even using this method I could barely decipher the number, in fact I'm still not sure I registered the right serial number.

Petty complaint I know, but I had to give me opinion.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:36 am 
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Your dealer should of given you a booklet of paperwork when purchased.

There is a hobie certificate of ownership page with the serial number written on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Agreed - I had to find mine the other day also. Rubbing the scratches with a pencil and side lighting it with a flashlight made it pretty easy to read, but Hobie could do a better job. They could use a letter/number stamp set for metal marking and use it as a branding iron with a die holder. That way the serial number would be melted into the hull and easy to read.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:52 am 
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You guys want some machine putting a serial number on your expensive kayak?? Come on guys..... Hobie goes to all the trouble of having them imprint by hand :!: Appreciate what you getting :mrgreen:


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