Please help identify our Chris Craft

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Jorden, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Jorden
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    Jorden New Member

    Please please, help identify our Chris Craft "v272"

    Hi,

    We recently purchased a nicely conserved Chris Craft, marked "v272" next to the Chris Craft signature. It is about 5,70m, about 19ft and is fitted with a mercruiser 888 v8 188 hp.

    I am very curious to find out more about our new toy, year of manufacturing, type etc. Does anyone know where I can look for a plate with info such as hull numbers etc?

    For as far as I can see, there is no plate or such on the transom. Or should I be looking for something else? A number stamped into the plastic or something?

    Please check the pictures!

    Thanks in advance and best regards from the Netherlands
     

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  2. FMS
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    FMS Senior Member

    That boat looks to be new enough that it should have a HIN number.* Check the outside transom and hull side near the transom for a stamped in Hull Identification Number. The HIN will tell you the year.

    (*Mercruiser introduced the 888 sterndrive package in 1971. In 1972 HIN numbers become mandatory)
     
  3. Jorden
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    Jorden New Member

    Thank you, will do.
     

  4. Jorden
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    Jorden New Member

    Dear all,

    I cannot find a HIN on the transom.... Any other place I can look for an ID number? Thanks!!
     
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