You do not need a MIN unless you plan to build boats for sale. I got
the package from the Coast Guard and all the rule listed in the small
boat builders site are for manufacture (ie people that are building for
resale) not for the home builder that is making the boat for his own use.
The HIN is usually given out by some state agency such as the department of
state, Department of motor vehicles for example. The number is usually only
required if the vessel is to be powered and is useful to have if you ever
sell the boat to someone else.
>From: Stan Muller <smuller@...>
>Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: Hull Identification Number
>Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 12:47:51 -0600
> All the information in the pamphlet, That David spoke of can be found
>on this site;
> Ultimately, you will have to contact the Coast Guard for a MIC,
>(manufacture identification code) then contact your state, and get the
>form for issuing a HIN. (hull identification Number)
> Check out the site, it has it all there.
>Hope this helps, Happy New Year, And for all in New England, enjoy the
>Stan, Snow Goose. Planning to do some tinkering on the boat, now that it
>is all the way up to 33 F.
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