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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:54 am 
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Greetings from OK. I just purchased a derelict 14 to restore. I bought it in AR, where this hobie did not need to be tagged. I got a bill of sale but we could not figure out where the HIN is at. OK requires it be titled, so I have to locate the HIN. Any idea where to look? I am also curious if there is any plywood in the amas. The gel coat is badly blistered and there appears to be a few soft spots. The fiberglass work is something I can do with no problems, but just curious if I will find any plywood.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:29 pm 
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The search function of the forums works very well. Upper right menu. Use key words such as "Serial" and "Number" gets you: http://www.hobiecat.com/articles/boat-serial-number-location,15/

Using words related to hull construction and repairs will bring up tons of information for you.

There is a small plate of plywood at the transoms to help support rudder loads. The rest is fiberglass and foam fiberglass sandwich.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:56 am 
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Greetings for Oklahoma.
Thank you for your reply. I really appreciate it.
Further research has led me to believe my Hobie 14 is a very early one, perhaps from 1968 to 1971 or 72. I cannot find any markings anywhere. Did the factory ever number the early ones at all? If so, where?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:07 pm 
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Look on the front of the forward pylons (the aluminum that sticks out of each hull that supports the trampoline). There should be a number stamped on each one.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:48 pm 
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On the outboard sides... 4 digits.

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