Identify Hull from four-digit number

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Identify Hull from four-digit number

Postby Chad » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:58 pm

Just purchased my first [Boston Whaler boat later revealed in a second post to be 16-feet long] The only identifying mark I can find is a white stencil number 3743 in the bow locker. Point me in the right direction please [to be able to identify the boat]. Thanks--Chad

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Re: Help Identifying Please!

Postby frontier » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:35 pm

If [the unidentified boat] a 13-foot Boston Whaler, number 3743 is an old one. Numbers 100 through 4499 were made sometime between 1958-1961.
If [the unidentified boat] is a 9-foot Boston Whaler Squall, hull number 03743 is a 1968 model year.

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Re: Help Identifying Please!

Postby Chad » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:26 pm

Thanks bud. The boat is just shy of 17-feet long.

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Re: Identify Hull from four-digit number

Postby jimh » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:47 pm

You can figure out the age of your 16-foot hull yourself. Read the FAQ:

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/FAQ/#Q1

Read more at

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/16-17/

The hull was made into many different models.

HINT: a 16-footer with a stencil number in the range 3000 to 3999 would have been made in c.1961-1962.

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Re: Identify Hull from four-digit number

Postby Chad » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:28 pm

Thanks Jim!

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Re: Help Identifying Please!

Postby jimh » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:45 am

frontier wrote:If [the unidentified boat] is a 9-foot Boston Whaler Squall, hull number 03743 is a 1968 model year.


Do you have a list of SQUALL boats by stencil number and year of production?

If you have this information, can you share this information publicly with us?

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Re: Identify Hull from four-digit number

Postby frontier » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:27 pm

Sure.

Squall - 9' :

0932 - 01800 1965
01801 - 02700 1966
02701 - 03425 1967
03426 - 04150 1968
04151 - 04750 1969
04751 - 04990 1970
04991 - 05449 1971
05450 - 05970 1972
05971 - 06030 1973

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Re: Identify Hull from four-digit number

Postby jimh » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:41 pm

Could you reveal the source of that listing? Or did you compile it yourself?

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Re: Identify Hull from four-digit number

Postby frontier » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:35 pm

It's from the old Classic Whaler Owners Association newsletter "The Classic Whaler Newsletter".

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Re: Identify Hull from four-digit number

Postby jimh » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:17 am

I would expect that the listing must have originally come from Boston Whaler. Only they would have that sort of information. A fellow had a webpage devoted to the SQUALL. For that reason I never really attempted to collect much information about them. Also the same situation with the HARPOON sailboats; there was a webpage about them, too. All one-design sailboats seem to have their own coterie of enthusiasts.