On catamarans and pontoon boats the HIN must be affixed on the aft crossbeam within one foot of the starboard hull attachment.
And you can then alledgedly use this database to search based on the Manufacturer ID Code (First three letters)http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/mic1.aspx
Matt, you nailed it. I was laying out all the sails that came with the boat today - and at the bottom of the bag of 4 other sails (3 of them Hobie) was this worn out main with this insignia...
Now if I could just find some info on this boat online!
It's a very interesting mix of Prindle and Hobie parts, design, and technology. Interesting knock-off. And there sure don't seem to be many of them around. So I'm sure it's worth hundreds of thousands as a collector's item.