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Determining Exact model based on HIN?-gctid826488

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    Determining Exact model based on HIN?-gctid826488

    Recently purchased a 1988 Bayliner Capri 2.3L and have been shopping online for a Bimini top. All of the sites I visited ask for the Model of the boat. Can one determine the exact model by somehow decoding the HIN? Also, when measuring the length of a boat do you go from the tip of the bow to the transom or ?

    Thanks in advance.


    See if this helps, plus the hin

    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440


      The Owners Manual Supplement has a lot of interesting info but here's a link to decipher the hull number:
      1998 Capri 1950CL
      3 Liter MerCruiser
      Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Garmin 300 AIS receiver, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
      2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower


        If there is a dash near the end of the HiN number as in the last 2 digits of the number, USCG no longer uses the last two digits that represents the year.

        Previously a manf. builds a hull in one year and finishes the boat the next year the builder used to call the model when the boat was finished, USCG counts the year that the hull was manufactured.

        Example: XXXXX83-84, the 84 no longer applies.
        Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

        Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
        Twin 350 GM power
        Located in Seward, AK
        Retired marine surveyor