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Friends,

Do any of you KNOW if the 1st two digits in STARCRAFT boat serial numbers are the year model??

I found a STARCRAFT boat serial number: 7117728 & am wondering if it's a 1971 year model.
(YEP, I've been out "pasture prowling" again.)

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satx78247 wrote:Do any of you KNOW if the 1st two digits in STARCRAFT boat serial numbers are the year model??
I found a STARCRAFT boat serial number: 7117728 & am wondering if it's a 1971 year model.
Could be ... as HIN (see to follow) numbers weren't promulgated by law until 1973. Many have tried to interpret the early 50s thru 70s s/n's without much luck. You could call and ask Starcraft support @ 574-831-7735.

Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) - As per the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), all 1973 and newer model boats have HINs. If your boat is older, it probably does not have a HIN.

See link = https://hinvalid.com/hinfo.php

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DaleH,

Considering the wealth of knowledge on our tin boats that is in the "memory banks" of our membership, I'm hoping that at least ONE member KNOWS about this subject for sure.

THANKS, satx
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The LINKED article below implies that the first two digits ARE the year. See the picture and reference on a 1966 Starcraft...about the third or fourth post.

https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owners- ... ion-number
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richg99,

THANKS for the link.

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I have a 72 Starcraft and it has the government mandated HIN format - probably the first year of it. CAn't help you on your '71.
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I have an offshore, the serial# starts with 69 and I was led to believe that it's a 1969.

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I am new here and trying to find out where I can find the serial number on my older starcraft 16". I have no idea. Can anyone help?

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Upper right corner on the stern/transom.

Sometimes.... under a seat or the front "cubby". Use a mirror and a flashlight to check those kinds of places out.
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Thanks I'm just getting worried I have a boat that I can't register. It's not on the transom I don't even have a capacity plate.


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If the boat was built prior to 1972, it is NOT going to have an official HIN number.


" All boats manufactured or imported on or after November 1, 1972 must bear a HIN."
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This is the boat any idea what year it Is?[ external image ]

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I've figured out how to register it without a serial number. Any ideas what I can do for a capacity plate. It dosnt have one

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Can I just make one?

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