Peter B wrote:
we discovered the hull number stamp of our 1975 CHB (Clipper) 34.* It reads...
CHB1-095* ETY 33D95* 75-T
Does anyone know the meaning of this number sequence - other than the obvious that it is a CHB of 1975 vintage, I mean?
My guess is that CHB1-095 is not part of your HIN.* That is an additional*description of your boat added by CHB.*
I believe that ETY33D9575T is your HIN.* I am going to try to decipher the alphanumeric string the best I can.* It doesn't follow the*usual form.
ETY is the code assigned by the USCG*for the CHB company that built your boat.
33 is probably the recorded length of your boat (not 34 feet as marketed, but 33 feet.* If you measure your hull length it probably comes out to 33-6 or something like that.)
D is the 4th month of the year, i.e. April, of the year of manufacture - April 1975
95 means yours was the 95th hull produced of the 33 trawler series.
75 is the year of manufacture - 1975
T is the style of your boat - trawler
That is the best explanation I can give.