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Old 03-25-2019, 05:17 PM   #1
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DeFever? - Location of Serial Number or HIN

I am curious to know if someone can help me find my boat serial number. built in the CTF yard 1977 I have looked in the obvious places. and crawled almost every inch of the boat doing projects. its always in the back of my mind. . boat details Make - HO HSING, 33LOA 11-9 beam, looks very much like a defever. 2 cabin doors aft cabin. twin ford lehmans 80 hp.

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Old 03-25-2019, 05:49 PM   #2
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Hi Rob: the serial number should be stamped into the hull on the upper right corner of the transom. If it is not real clear, you can place a piece of paper over it and make a image on the paper by gently rubbing across the paper with a pencil.
While I own a DeFever, there are more knowledgeable salts out there about the history of Art DeFever’s designs.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:11 PM   #3
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On our 1988 there was no number on the outside of the transom. The official number was on the inside of the transom. So I took a piece of stainless and inscribed the number on it and glued it to the transom.

If your boat is documented, the number will be on the certificate of documentation. If not documented, check your copy of the boat registration from the state it is registered in.

Sometimes I have seen it stamped into the stringers in the engine room.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:14 AM   #4
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I found our number behind the swimming platform on our defever 44 1982 model when we took it off for repainting the hullClick image for larger version

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