How do you read an Old Town canoe serial number?

How old is my canoe?

How can I tell how old my canoe is? If your canoe is newer than a 1973 it is possible to determine the age of the boat from the serial number. The last two digits of the production year will usually be the last two digits of the serial number.

How do I identify an Old Town canoe model?

On canoes the serial number is located up to 12″ from the stern on the starboard side of the boat. The serial number on a wood canoe is stamped on the stem which is located on the inside of the boat at the bow and stern.

What is my Old Town canoe made of?

Constructed of wood and canvas. 1966 Breakthrough R&D in fiberglass canoes wins Old Town the Grand Prize of the Society of Plastic Industries Reinforced Plastic Division. Selected for originality of application, design, utility, moldability and appearance.

Is the hull ID the same as the serial number?

The Hull Identification Number (Hull ID or HIN) is a serial number assigned by the manufacturer that uniquely identifies a boat, similar to the VIN on an automobile. Hull ID numbers distinguish one vessel from another and help prevent theft.

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How do I find my boat hull number?

The hull identification number (HIN) on all boats built after November 1, 1972 is permanently affixed to the rear of the transom usually on the upper right corner.

How do you read a Wenonah serial number?

What does my serial number mean? The first three letters MFP indicate you have a Wenonah canoe. The next two letters (or numbers) note the model of the canoe. The next three digits are the unique portion of your number that identifies your specific canoe.

Why did Old Town stop using Royalex?

Royalex was extremely tough but if hit hard enough could be dented. … In 2013, plastics company PolyOne, of Avon Lake, Ohio purchased Spartech, and decided to shut down Royalex production due to its low volume. The last sheets of Royalex were shipped from the factory in December, 2013.

How do you read a kayak serial number?

THE SERIAL NUMBER BREAKS DOWN IN THIS ORDER:

The next digit is a letter that represents the month of the year your boat was molded. The letter A represents January, B would represent February and so on. The next digit is the year the kayak was built, and the last two numbers will be the model year of the kayak.