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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 01/ 6/09 - 7:33am
Author: Terry Bradlow
Subject: Vessel ID
In reply to: Terry Bradlow 's message, "Hull ID Numbers" on - Tuesday - 01/ 6/09 - 12:23am

Hi Guys just so you know better of what I'm talking about this I found on the state of Florida website. This is the Law
Hull Identification Numbers

No person shall operate on the waters of this state a vessel, unless the vessel displays the assigned hull identification number. A hull identification number is unique to the vessel and allows its positive identification.

The hull identification number must be carved, burned, stamped, embossed or otherwise permanently affixed to the outboard side of the transom or, if there is no transom, to the outermost starboard side at the end of the hull that bears the rudder or other steering mechanism, above the waterline of the vessel in such a way that alteration, removal or replacement would be obvious and evident.

The characters of the hull identification number must be of not less than 12 in number and no less than one-fourth inch in height. Vessels for which the manufacturer has provided no hull identification number and homemade vessels constructed or assembled by the owner shall be assigned a hull identification number by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Any questions regarding the hull identification number on a vessel should be directed to the nearest Fish and Wildlife Office or to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' Customer Service Center (850) 617-2000.

So I guess we're looking for a 12 digit number, let me know what you find
Terry

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[> M40 ID -- Mike Anthony, - Wednesday - 01/ 7/09 - 2:41pm

We have a GM-40, the number, #85 (hull number is burned in the forward part of the VBerth) is all that is on our boat. I should qualify that by saying we have found the number 85, written in magic marker in a number of locations. Behind drawers etc. The hull number that is on the title is not afixed to our hull. I dont believe it ever was.

Mike & Paula
S/V Tivoli


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