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Old 02-08-2014, 02:33 PM   #34
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City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Originally Posted by cajun mistress View Post
I have a black tag in my Cali 34. The HIN number is JCM340120178. The black tag says 34-12. The insurance company says the three numbers following JCM34 is your boat number that was made that year which coincides with the black tag. Mine being the 12th 34 ft Cali built in 1978. Still unsure what the 01 number following the 12 means. We purchased this boat as a project boat and all mechanical engines are working but had major rot from leaks in the windows. Looking forward to cruising this year.
Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
Humm. There is still something wrong with our HIN decoding.

My HIN is JCM037550776 Chase Tag says 37 -55 (37' #55)

Cajun - isn't there a "0" after JCM in your HIN?? I know after Marshall sold out more character letters were added to the HIN, but your boat should be a Marshall??

The three numbers after 037 would make my boat #550 according to your insurance Company. (37' was only built 2 years 1976 and 77 very limited production) and the chase tag says it was hull #55??

For me the "07" is the mystery. . . Maybe the month? My boat was delivered by truck to Seattle in August 1976, so that would make sense.
Makes sense...CM, could it be that your HIN is JCM034120178? I have also wondered about the 2 digits before the 2-digit year being the month of completion. This might hold water if there are none higher than 12.
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