Is anyone cataloging hull numbers of still-sailing Ericsons?
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There was a registry of production and hull numbers started not to long ago. I’m not as site navigation savvy as others but confident they will soon respond as well.Is anyone cataloging hull numbers of still-sailing Ericsons?
??? Not too sure how to read the complete registration code but suspect possibly your boat is from 1976 (???) Is it a 25?? If so, was there a completely new numbering sequence???Weird. My full HIN is ERY25296M76C
Logical/rational thinking for sure. Now my curiosity is up and peaked for sure.Yeah, she’s a 76 25’ centerboard. There was no 25-2 that I know of, so unless 6M means manufactured In June Of 1976, I figure she’s hull number 296.
I don't know if that true, my Ericson is the centerboard version.K is for fixed keel, C for centerboard
That 0 blows the manufacturing month theory.
The mystery unravels. Now if we can hopefully figure out the numbering system used for various sizes and modelsI don't know if that true, my Ericson is the centerboard version.
Edit**. The last number indicates the month of manufacture as such:
A = January
B = February
C = March
my boat as “K” was manufactured in November
Thanks Mark!!! ....Great information without a doubt!!!Here is the HIN decoder:
Hull ID Numbers Play The Numbers Game: (What Is A HIN?) Did you ever wonder what that strange series of letters and numbers on the transom of your boat are. Well, if you have taken the Nautical Know How course you know they are Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) and that…www.boatsafe.com
The first 3 digits are the USCG assigned Mfg ID Code (MIC) - ERY for Ericson
The next 5 digits (or more) are the MFG serial number. Ericson typically used model (25, 32, 36) for the first 2 digits and sequential numbers for digits 3-5 for a given model.
a) Low hull s/n get 'x" placeholders, i.e. my E33RH hull #3 was s/n XX3 and my E36RH hull #21 is s/n X21.
b) I believe Ericson used 4 digit serial numbers (6 total digits/ 13 digit HIN) for the E27 hulls 1000 up.
c) Ericson sometimes distinguished different series of the same model run by starting at the next highest first digit, my very early 1984 E26-2 was s/n 215. The 1986/7 (slightly modified) E26-3 had the s/n start with 300. The first E26 model was only built in the 60s and 70s, I assume they have s/n XX1 - 199. They WILL have different dates
d) There are two model 36. The Bruce King "cruising 36" built in the late 70s and the newer 1981-84 model by Ron Holland (completely different boat). The E36RH is NOT numbered as a new series starting with 100, so there will be two E36 with s/n XX1 through X32 BUT the last 4 digits of the HIN will be different due to the different dates.
The last 4 digits are the two variations on the date.