How old is my canoe?
Posted by: old_user on Jul-16-09 11:39 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
I've googled and found nothing, but I find that hard to believe - yeah, there's a pun in there somewhere.
I just bought an old Grumman 17' canoe and it came with no title or paperwork. From what I have found so far, it's from 76 to 82 timeframe (based on when Grumman added float chambers and the earliest sticker on the boat).
I would think someone would have a site with hull numbers, deciphering what they mean and years for the serial number portion of it. Bit google has failed me if such a site exists - they are there for my old camper and lots of other things.
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Posted by: Yanoer on Jul-17-09 12:34 AM (EST)
They should be able to help.
Does it have a serial number ?|
Posted by: jackl on Jul-17-09 5:21 AM (EST)
the last two numbers in it are supposed to be the year it was made.
Or, to expand on Yanoer's post,|
Posted by: tktoo on Jul-17-09 7:36 AM (EST)
Google "hull identifacation numbers" and see what comes up.
Do I have this right?|
Posted by: old_user on Jul-17-09 9:51 AM (EST)
hull ID is
Dunno. Mfrs. spec. code?|
Posted by: tktoo on Jul-17-09 10:30 AM (EST)
Otherwise, sounds right.
Posted by: esteele1956 on Jul-28-09 9:15 AM (EST)
I too have an old Grumman - mine is an ABS (circa early 80's). I have contacted Marathon Boats, but they don't seem to have any records from before OMC bought the company in 1990. When I emailed them they told me they don't have any information about old serial numbers, or any other information.
Posted by: CEWilson on Jul-28-09 1:07 PM (EST)
The current USCG "rules" for Hull Identification Numbers are: First three letters are Manufacturer Identification Code, MIC, ie GBM for Grumman. Fourth letter is for model, ie model A. fifth letter is for mold number, ie mold 1. Items 6-8 denote serial number, Item 9 the month of manufacture in latters, A=Jan, etc, and ther final three denote model year and year of manufacture. Additional items after the first 12 often denote a manufacturer's internal trim code.