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I am about to ship a 1989 Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 sailboat from Washington State to Hawaii.  I am not in the same state as the boat at the moment and I need my rigger to confirm the hull identification number (HIN) before shipment.  The usual location for the HIN on a boat is on the upper part of the transom on the Starboard side.  The number is apparently not in that location. 

Does anyone know where it might be found on a 1989 Dana 24?

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"Normally", yes, it will be embossed/molded/permanently engraved, usually on the transom, usually upper-starboard.  Boats with no real transom, it is often just under the hull-deck joint all the way aft on the starboard side.

But WA isn't "normal".  A year or so back the department of licensing decided that the HINs molded into many hulls were not compliant with their view of the USCG format.  So they have required "non-compliant" boats to get a new, WA-issued HIN and permanently affix it to two places on the boat.  The new HIN indicates that the boat was home-built in the state of Washington, regardless of who actually built it or where.

Feh.

If your boat falls into that "non-compliant" state, be sure you get some paperwork that documents the *real* HIN, not just the one Washington State decided to fabricate out of thin air.

$.02

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