How to Identify your boat's size, model, hull shape and age
HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR BOAT'S SIZE, MODEL, HULL SHAPE, AND AGE
Option 1: SERIAL NUMBER.
The boat serial number is your best option to ensure you are ordering the right parts. Your serial number contains a lot of information, including when your boat was made, what size it is, what model and hull design.
A. Where do you find the serial number?
- Eights and coxed fours: inside stern deck on rudder tube support.
- Pairs/Singles: on bow deck bulkhead.
- 1984-1994 - Embossed on outside of hull on port side, below trim tape, just aft of coxswain seat or stroke’s stateroom.
- 1994-2001 - Serial number stamp is 1 foot from the stern tip on the starboard side; 2 inches below the deck.
- 2001 and newer - Serial number label is located on the stroke seat bulkhead (under the seat deck), facing the foot well opening.
B. How to decode the serial number
Option 2: You can't find the serial number.
If you can't find your boat's serial number the next best way is to obtain the code stamped on each rigger. Riggers are specific to individual shells, they should never be mixed. The rigger code is stamped on the two holed mounting plate that faces the hull. If your boat is rigged you will have to remove the rigger from the hull.
Side Mount Rigger Wing Rigger (Sculling) Wing Rigger (Sweep)