What special care must you take with hull identification number?
Types of Hulls
The first three characters are a MIC (Manufacturer Identification Code) assigned by the Coast Guard to the manufacturer or the person importing the boat; characters four through eight are a serial number assigned by the manufacturer; the last four characters indicate the month and year the boat was built, and the model …
To legally dispose of sewage boaters must either have an on-board treatment device (Type I or Type II MSD) or a holding tank (Type III MSD) to hold the waste and have it pumped out ashore. A No Discharge Zone (NDZ) further prohibits the discharge of treated boat sewage.
Do I need a hull identification number?
The Hull Identification Number (HIN) is a 12- or 14-character serial number that uniquely identifies a boat. The HIN is analogous to a VIN on a car. All boats manufactured or imported on or after November 1, 1972, must bear a HIN, and this HIN must be identified during boat registration.
Like a Vehicle Identification Number given to automobiles, the HIN is used to identify each boat. HIN’s are located at the stern of the boat, usually on the starboard side of the transom, or as close to that area as possible. It’s used to register your boat and to track your boat’s history.
What special care must you take with your hull identification?