new to sonatas … and so many questions! …
I’ve been told that all boats have a Hull Identification Number (HIN) – not the same as the hull number given by Hunters (which I do know), but a longer alphanumeric number stamped somewhere in the hull
I’ve had a good look, and can’t find anything resembling this
question – do sonatas have HINs? – and if so, where would it be stamped on the boat?
reason for asking is that I am thinking of registering the boat on the small ships register (pt III) – and the form asks for the HIN
HI, I think it is a new fangled invention – My Sonata (No 273) is on SSR and doesn’t have a HIN, can’t remember what I did, I think I just put 273 down, I think that is what the previous owner did too. I didn’t have any problems registering or re-registering it. I did mean to fix a ‘273’ plate into the hull soemwhere as an ID as I coudn’t find the Hunter one.
thank you for your help
after talking to other sonata owners today, the conclusion is that Sonatas do not have HINs (even though HINs have been legal requirements on all new ‘boats’ since the early 70’s)
conclusion #2 is that it doesn’t matter – as you can get a SSR certificate without a HIN