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Pine209 posted 08-01-2001 06:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for Pine209   Send Email to Pine209  

Just found this site. Great stuff!!! I purchased a "vintage" 16' Whaler 3 years ago and have been enjoying it ever since.

One thing I've been trying to determine is the year it was manufactured. The previous owner had it registered as a 1976 hull, but I later found out that the last year the blue interior hulls were manufactured was 1972. The introduction section of the owner's manual states something to the effect of Whaler owner's not needing a manual until 1969 (could have said 1968, but don't have it with me right now). So I know the hull had to be built between 1969 (1968???) and 1972. The HIN on the boat doesn't even come close to the serial numbers I found in the reference section of this site (I think it is one of those DEP-assigned HIN's used for registering older model hulls). I have looked for the original serial number on the hull but can't find it anywhere (where is this located???). I'm pretty certain all the gelcoat is original, so it shouldn't be painted over.

Anyway, wondering if anyone out there can help out.

Thanks and safe boating!!!

willyjoe1 posted 08-01-2001 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for willyjoe1  Send Email to willyjoe1     
the last 2 nember of serial nember is year model, it should be mounted at out side the transom, but with you can,t find it, just look for the hull nember, it should be at the motor well or inside bow well, than e-mail bw , they will tell what you need , hope this help,
sport15er posted 08-01-2001 09:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for sport15er  Send Email to sport15er     
Send you HIN and any other #'s to Chuck Bennett at , he'll tell you everything you need to know.
whalerron posted 08-03-2001 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Somewhere on this site, there is a document posted by jimh and it contains a list of hull numbers and the model years and models they represent....I just can't remember where it is.....
JimU posted 08-03-2001 02:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
Check the reference section of the forum.
whalernut posted 08-05-2001 11:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I have a 73` `16 Currituck and the last 2 numbers of my HIN are 73. It was the first year for the Tan gelcoat. Regards-Jack Graner.

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