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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BTW the tags are not the same ID number that's glassed in the anchor locker

Here's what the glassed in ID looks like on my 66...

Interesting, it does not have the letter at the end indicating place of manufacture. Do you have the archive hull card?

When I brought my 27 from NH to NC, they eventually accepted my non-standard hull ID (they prefer the 1980+ format).

p.s. a 1966 CC would never have had a hull number on the transom, they didn't start doing that until around 1980.  I'm guessing your previous owner couldn't find a hull number, or Ohio wouldn't accept the hull number, so he ordered the replacement tags from the state of Ohio. 

This boat is throwing up a lot of red flags. 

The HIN number is missing from the transom, a violation of Federal regs.

The Documentation number has been altered, a violation of Federal regs.

The vessel has been painted.

Somebody has made a concerted effort to hide this boats history and alter it's appearance. I would cross this one off the list and move on. While it has been pointed out that this boat may have been stolen, I would be more concerned that it is a salvage boat that someone is trying to unload.

Yes Jim, you're right, I found a letter from ODNR to the previous owner. New Ohio law effective July 4 2002, all watercraft must have the 12 digit HID after transfer of ownership. They recalled the title and made the tags. Don't mean to hijack Gary's thread but that might be right around 1980 before no tag on stern? The altering of the numbers sounds fishy though.

I just remembered where I saw the hin on our 41 it's a 79 one is located in the standard place on the transom and the second one is located on the port aluminum engine mount stamped into the top of it between the front and rear engine mounts very easy to locate and see

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