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Old 10-09-2020, 11:02 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 37 foot "CHB" or so I think. After doing some looking around I'm having a really hard time finding exactly what make and model of boat I have! The people I bought it from told me that it was a Golden gate and I have a old survey that also states as a Golden Gate. But upon searching for a "Golden Gate 37" I can't find any photos or info anywhere on the Web.
SO I tried CHB 37 ETC.. and I really can't find anything that's exactly like my boat. The closest I've seen are the Hershine brand but still its not exactly what I have. Im hoping you all can help me Identify what I own.
Thank you!
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Old 10-09-2020, 11:13 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Pretty boat. What is the HIN? There will be a manufacturers code in the HIN. You can research the codes on the internet and it will tell you the manufacturer. Back in the day in Taiwan there was a lot of loaning the molds around between the different builders so several may have the same exact hull but built by different shops.
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Old 10-09-2020, 11:20 PM   #3
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The HIN is R370360280 And thank you for heads up! I'll try searching with that.
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Old 10-09-2020, 11:41 PM   #4
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The MIC (manufactures identification code) should be 3 letters. The numbers id the serial number and date of manufacture. With only 1 letter you wonít be able to look it up.
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Old 10-10-2020, 01:10 AM   #5
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No builders plate above the lower helm windscreen? There should be another HIN concealed somewhere, behind the electrics maybe, or somewhere else obscure. "Golden Gate" emblazoned on the FB looks more name than brand, and I can`t see "37" next to it. Either way it may have SF origins. I agree the bow looks Hershine, or Polaris (as sold here, but sold elsewhere under another name I can`t recall), though the trunk cabin suggests otherwise.
Looking at the chines, does it get wave slap?
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:31 PM   #6
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Well I searched around for a HIN number and I couldn't find one to speak of... the only numbers I found were proudly displayed on a small piece of plastic on the stern. R370360280-DC which is what was written down on the survey as the HIN.
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That makes it much more difficult to help. According to the specs for a HIN yours doesnít match the specs. Donít know what to tell you, the MIC should be 3 letters. That is what I have always seen and I used to check them on Vessel Safety Checks. Never seen an HIN with only 1 letter. Unless the trailing 2 letters are part of the MIC. Maybe use the 3 letters and look that up???
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:47 PM   #8
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So someone goes to a yard in Taiwan and says .... Nice hull, built me 10 of those and call them "Regency" then the next guys says build me six of those and call them "Golden Gate"" or whatever and then sells them in the US.

Tracing the history of many of those boats is almost impossible.

PS Your HIN/MIC makes no sense and does not follow any of the three officially required formats.

What is a HIN
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The boat is not documented at all?
Review the old survey, looking for a HIN number.
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Old 10-10-2020, 07:50 PM   #10
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It could easily have been a one off in that a boat dealer ordered one boat built on spec with visions of many more to come and then it turned out to be the only one built, or maybe just a few. Back then the builders in Taiwan would sell a bare hull or even copy someone else's boat and sell it as some other brand. It may be a Golden Gate but could possibly be the only one ever built. Nothing wrong with that but you may never find out anything definitive about it. As long as it is registered or documented properly, no problem.
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Old 10-10-2020, 08:24 PM   #11
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Thanks all!
Im coming to the realization that I may not ever find out what it is haha.
looking back through the old registration and survey, The number I provided is what's put down as the HIN even tho its incorrect,
Im not stranger to boats either, I've spent my entire life working on boats up here in Alaska and I'm familiar with the format that a HIN should be.
She's a well built Taiwanese boat nonetheless it seems they spared no expense with internals of the boat and the hardware used. its got a Ford Lehman 120 for power with a 2" stainless shaft which is pretty stout for the power.
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Old 10-10-2020, 09:01 PM   #12
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Well it really doesnít matter as long as you are happy with it. Pick a name you like and go with it.
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To be honest, I strongly suspect that "Golden Gate" might have been the boat name from a previous owner. That looks like a common class of boat from a variety of builders. I've never seen one place the model name in large blue letters on the upper bridge like that.

That is, however, a common place to put a vessel name.

I can easily envision a new boater confusing the previous boat name with the model, and both leaving it, and registering it as such if there was limited paperwork from previous transactions.
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Incidentally, it looks a lot like an Albin 36 Double Cabin.

https://www.google.com/search?q=albi...BxAkq6r1AsyKgM
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If it’s a good boat who cares?

It’s not like you’re going to go looking for the parts dept. All the hardware can be purchased on-line or at your NAPA store in Sitka. I lived in Thorne Bay recently for 8 (or so) years and was amazed at what was available at the Craig NAPA auto parts store. And Craig is much smaller than Sitka.

There is a TF member in Sitka ... “Old Deck Hand”. We talk about moving to Sitka fairly often and notice the home prices are down.

Tour boat looks good.
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It looks like a Fu Hwa.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:09 PM   #17
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Wow It sure does looks like it. Closet Ive seen
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While it may look good on a boat, I am allergic to exterior teak and it may result in a fatal reaction.
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Dont know you have located it but its a Chung Hwa Boat (CHB) built in Taiwan. They built quite a few. If you do a search on Yachtworld there are quite a few for sale to give you an idea of the styles they made.
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Hello everyone!
New member here from up in Alaska.
I recently purchased a 37 foot "CHB" or so I think. After doing some looking around I'm having a really hard time finding exactly what make and model of boat I have! The people I bought it from told me that it was a Golden gate and I have a old survey that also states as a Golden Gate. But upon searching for a "Golden Gate 37" I can't find any photos or info anywhere on the Web.
SO I tried CHB 37 ETC.. and I really can't find anything that's exactly like my boat. The closest I've seen are the Hershine brand but still its not exactly what I have. Im hoping you all can help me Identify what I own.
Thank you!
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