Hello, I am looking at what is called a 1980 Chris Craft 410. I can find no HIN or original Chris Craft hull numbers in the usual places. I found some paperwork that listed #223. I can't find a cross reference to confirm the model year. It does have the original Chris Craft 454s with consecutive engine serial numbers. The Documentation number in the bilge looks like it has been altered and comes up as invalid when searched online. Any suggestions on how to find the actual model and year? Thanks 

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A law was passed in 1972 that all boats have to have the hull id numbers on the right rear corner.

Yes, but this boat has been painted and it looks like they covered up the HIN. They should also have a secondary HIN hidden somewhere in the boat. Do any 410 owners know where that is? 

Dan Stokely said:

A law was passed in 1972 that all boats have to have the hull id numbers on the right rear corner.

Here's an update. Some paperwork shows the hull number as 410-0223H.  The "H" tells me it was made in Edenton NC but still no confirmation of the year. 

Hull number is stamped into the fiberglass, Detective work should find it.

HINs By The Numbers
A typical hull identification number (HIN) consists of 12 letters and numbers, as in ABC12345D404.
Here's what the letters and numbers mean:
ABC: This is the U.S. Coast Guard-assigned manufacturer identification code (MIC). Go to the USCG Manufacturers Indentification page to access the Coast Guard's MIC database.
12345: This is the serial number assigned to the hull by the manufacturer. This may be a combination of letters and numbers. The letters "I," "O," and "Q" are excluded because they could be mistaken for numbers.
D: This is the month of certification, indicating the month in which construction began. "A" represents January and "L" represents December. In our example, "D" means April.
4: This is the year of certification. The number is the last digit of the year in which the boat was built. "4" in this case designates 2004.
04: This indicates the boat's model year.

Thanks for the info. Sorry, I should have been clearer when asking my question. The HIN that is usually on the transom has been removed by previous painters. As mandated by USCG, a secondary HIN must be stamped elsewhere in the vessel. What I would like to know from other 410 owners is,  Where is that other HIN? I did not find it in the anchor locker where I had heard other number were placed. Thanks.  

According to the Files page, Hull Numbers: H was for Holland. N was Edenton NC or Cortland NY, depending on year.  The 41/410 hull number file says all 410's were built in Holland.

That said, most CC boats have the hull number etched in various places. Most common is the underside of the engine hatch. It is also frequently found stamped into wood components, cabinet drawers, etc. Kepp Looking.

What's that about a USCG number being altered? That's a serious violation of USCG regulations.

Look in the anchor locker.  Should have number glassed in there

Our 79 41 has an engraved plate that is rivited to the transom in the upper starboard corner. You may also find a number on the bottom or backside of cabinet drawers ours has them in the forward berth

Mine is hull number 210. Model year 1980. Built in summer 1979. I don't know where a secondary number might be. 

Any additional info you need is available in the Files section under the heading Hull Number.

Gary, After rereading your original message, I would request the owner get a new title, and HIN from his state. In Wisconsin when the DNR issues a replacement title they also issue a new HIN to be attached in the proper position on the starboard side of the transom. If the owner wont do this then I would walk away, as the boat may have been stolen some where in the past, The thing that really caught my attention in your original message was the altered documentation number. Buying the boat without clear title and specified identification numbers on the title, may cause the worst headache you have ever had. 

You can have new tags made if everything is legit. There was no tag on the starboard transom my 1966 but glassed in the bow anchor locker.

I found the tags in the documentation or had them made?...looks like the previous owner was a CCCC member too.

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