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RandyAmy
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Initially Posted - 11/01/2019 :  04:46:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there a data base to look up the specific production date of a boat from the hull number. Curious about the date that our 1980 actually rolled out of production.

islander
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Response Posted - 11/01/2019 :  06:44:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The last 4 digits of your hull ID tells you the month and year. for an example my hull id is CTYK5688F787. The F is the month (June) and the 87 is the year. The 5688 is my sail # and production #.

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound



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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 11/01/2019 :  09:00:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A 1983 model was given a HIN using a format that was used through the 1984 model year. For CTYK3456M83C:

CTY = Catalina Yachts.
K = model (in our case the C-25, 'H' is used for the C-22).
3456 = hull number for the entire production run.
M = Model Year format (one of two).
83 = 1983 model year.
C = came out of the mold in October of 1982 as a 1983 model. (August is "A", first month of the model year by USCG regulation.)

If the final letter was H, the boat was built in March of 1983 as a 1983 model. After 1984, the format was as Scott describes.

USCG HIN Formats

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-USCG-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

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RandyAmy
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Response Posted - 11/01/2019 :  10:44:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for the info. I was wondering what month M was correlating with. Good to know the ID system was different pre 1984. The last 4 of my HIN is M80D, so I guess that would put the production month in Nov.
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 11/01/2019 :  13:02:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yup--November 1979 as a 1980 model.

A = August 1979
B = September
C = October
D = November
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F = January 1980

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-USCG-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 11/01/2019 13:19:38
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 11/01/2019 :  13:22:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some newer members and visitors here might not be aware we have Hull No. 0001 in our midst!

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-USCG-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.
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islander
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Response Posted - 11/01/2019 :  13:31:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
See I learned something new myself. Didn't know the Hin# were different pre 1984.

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound


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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 11/02/2019 :  13:57:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Worse, there were multiple formats before then. Another detail to be aware of if an insurance company complains: HINs can be 11-13 characters if the builder chooses to add or omit one digit from the numeric hull number. (12 characters is standard, but not inviolable. The Catalina 22, for example, has far surpassed 10,000 units.)

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Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-USCG-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 11/02/2019 14:08:06
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islander
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Response Posted - 11/02/2019 :  16:14:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Correct me if I'm wrong but just to add to the confusion I seem to recall seeing some early models having the Hin # scratched into the gelcoat like some worker used a pen knife.

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound


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keats
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Response Posted - 11/02/2019 :  20:29:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by islander

Correct me if I'm wrong but just to add to the confusion I seem to recall seeing some early models having the Hin # scratched into the gelcoat like some worker used a pen knife.



Mine has that and it's an 85.

Tim Keating
1985 C-25 TR/FK #4940
Midsummer
Lake Don Pedro, CA
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 11/02/2019 :  20:32:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's what mine looked like--probably done with a hot pointed tool. My current boat has what looks line an impression from some sort of hot die that had the numbers arranged in it. Either way, it's supposed to be done right when the hull comes out of the mold.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-USCG-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 11/02/2019 20:33:52
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keats
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Response Posted - 11/02/2019 :  20:47:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stinkpotter

That's what mine looked like--probably done with a hot pointed tool. My current boat has what looks line an impression from some sort of hot die that had the numbers arranged in it. Either way, it's supposed to be done right when the hull comes out of the mold.



Mine looks like it was done with a vibrating engraver.

Tim Keating
1985 C-25 TR/FK #4940
Midsummer
Lake Don Pedro, CA
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Russ.Johnson
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Response Posted - 11/09/2019 :  09:07:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For what it's worth, my 2005 C250 looks like it was done with a Dremel tool freehand.

Russ Johnson
2005 C250WB Hull 793
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