What make is my boat....can anyone help ?

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  1. alleypally78
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    alleypally78 New Member

    Hi,
    I purchased this 21' boat from some guys in London.
    They told me it was American ?
    There is no hin number or history....Even though its registered on
    the small boats register, they cant give me a make or model.
    A little fustrating to say the least...
    I hope someone can help out..
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  2. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    It looks to be in good shape, well cared for with an OK design with plenty of room and a gigantic cleat on the deck that you could probably use as an anvil.

    So....I'm curious, how come you want to know what make it is?
     
  3. philSweet
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    philSweet Senior Member

    Until proven otherwise, I'm denying it's US.:D

    Good luck on your hunt. She looks like she has another 40 years left in her.
     
  4. troy2000
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    troy2000 Senior Member

    Simple curiosity, since he happens to be the latest custodian of the boat?

    I own a fair amount of tools I've collected (and used) over the years. Somehow, I always feel a little more connected to those I know the history of.... it makes them family, in a way.
     
  5. johneck
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    johneck Senior Member

    The only thing in the picture that looks American is the Mercury outboard.
     
  6. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Curiosity is good enough I guess. No Idea what the boat is/was, but it looks to be totally reworked inside. The hull and the inner liner sides look original, but the deck, with the seating that far forward, plus the front cleat, looks to have been made into more of a workboat layout than anything. Which is fine, it is nice and roomy.
     
  7. 805gregg
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    805gregg Junior Member

    There should be a builders hull code on the transom. Usually indented in the fiberglass on the upper right rear.
     
  8. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    The boat does look to be post 1973, but I've been fooled before. The HIN, if it has one will give you the boat manufacture. Look on the right side of the transom near the rub rail. The first 3 letters are what you want. Maybe an old Mako .
     
  9. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Possibly the name came from being reworked and given a Second Chance.
     

  10. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    I've seen a number of boats that have had their transom rebuilt and in the process, the HIN was either cut off or filled with putty. I once got into trouble, after fixing one of these and had to take a scratch awl to the HIN, to expose it again. The customer was trying to get a HIN for it as a home built and asked a F&W officer to inspect it. I of course knew better, unaware of his activities, cleaned the putty out of the embossed HIN. It looked like what it was, a molded HIN that had be screwed with and the officer was pissed, suggesting I was trying to change the number, etc. He looked me up and discovered this wasn't my first picnic and took my description as reality. The owner was a little pissed he couldn't register it as a home built, but he had what he had.
     
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