1960s Glasspar Seafair Sedan

Danko

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Apr 17, 2017
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23
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Carlsbad
Name
Alex
Boat
None
Does anyone own one? If so could you help me answer some questions? I just got one without a title (only bill of sale) and need all the information I can to renew a title. I am wondering where the VIN is located because it is not on the transom as it would usually be.
 

brokeass boater

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Feb 23, 2010
1,058
446
Norcal's Brentwood
Name
Gregg
Boat
24' Skipjack w/Pilothouse, 21' Marada, 15' Boston Whaler
I picked up a 63 Sunliner as a project, no vin any where on the boat. May have been one that was nothing more then a sticker from the factory?,,,gregg
 

sickcat

Silverback
Aug 5, 2003
3,240
1,260
63
LA
Name
Kerry
Boat
Yellow spot
Too old to have a VIN (actually a HIN - Hull Identification Number) . I don't recall when HINs started but I want to say in the 70s.

I have a 65 Avalon and it had a serial number plate on the port side dash.

Check out the Glaspar owners site.
 
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Goin Fishin

Tryin' for my next personal best
Aug 21, 2009
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SoCal
Name
Jay
Boat
Sea-Jay
If it's from the 60's, it probably does not have a HIN. HINs weren't required until 1972.
 

stangclassic66

USCG Master
Oct 21, 2004
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737
San Diego/SF Bay
Name
Capt. Erik
Boat
25’ Parker
Check the stringers if you have access. That is where they started off putting them in that era. Generally amidship.
 

mcgyver88

Macgyver
May 9, 2006
23
1
59
San Diego
Name
Mcgyver
Boat
17ftGlaspar,75HP Suzuki "Sea Hag"
I have a glaspar sea fare sedan, 1959. My old buddy told me the number was put on the stringer originally, I just replaced my stringers and saw no sign of a VIN/HIN. Eventually I will post a picture essay of the stringer process in case you are interested in what is below the deck...
 
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frazier

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Dec 25, 2012
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frazierpark ca usa
Name
gordon grant
Boat
30' seaway ( sold ) 22' privateer
Does anyone own one? If so could you help me answer some questions? I just got one without a title (only bill of sale) and need all the information I can to renew a title. I am wondering where the VIN is located because it is not on the transom as it would usually be.
The one i had the vin was on a metal plate under the dash , think i still have it and the pinkslip too , the boat was trashed
 

Jones-White

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Apr 10, 2018
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272
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Long beach
Name
Chris
Boat
Handmade 22' V hull Dory. (Jeff Spira Design)
Get a new vin under a homebuilt boat. The last 2 beat up lien sale boats me and my pops picked up had no hid/vin anywhere (both from new mexico) We rebuilt them, went to dmv, did paperwork for a homebuilt boat. DMV made light of the situation, we got a new vin after inspection and were on the water in no time.

Alot of the sheriff auctions and lien sale agencies give no paperwork or anything that can even help to get the object registered. When I moved to morro bay in 2007 i bought a 18" 3 seat wood boat for $1 when I was 17(no motor) Came with no paperwork. They told me "your gonna have to figure it out kid". I scraped the hull id numbers off..pryed off the vin.. reglassed the old wood hull, had my pops help me throw on a used 40 horse craigslist merc, then went to dmv and got a new vin/hid within an hour after inspection. Fished the shit out of that thing..
 

Jones-White

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Apr 10, 2018
384
272
28
Long beach
Name
Chris
Boat
Handmade 22' V hull Dory. (Jeff Spira Design)
Get a new vin under a homebuilt boat. The last 2 beat up lien sale boats me and my pops picked up had no hid/vin anywhere (both from new mexico) We rebuilt them, went to dmv, did paperwork for a homebuilt boat. DMV made light of the situation, we got a new vin after inspection and were on the water in no time.

Alot of the sheriff auctions and lien sale agencies give no paperwork or anything that can even help to get the object registered. When I moved to morro bay in 2007 i bought a 18" 3 seat wood boat for $1 when I was 17(no motor) Came with no paperwork. They told me "your gonna have to figure it out kid". I scraped the hull id numbers off..pryed off the vin.. reglassed the old wood hull, had my pops help me throw on a used 40 horse craigslist merc, then went to dmv and got a new vin/hid within an hour after inspection. Fished the shit out of that thing..

Oh and forgot to mention when they came out to inspect and put the new vin numbers on the trailer and boat. They're like tin can material with double sided 3m tape on them. They fell off weeks later LOL. I stamped thin aluminum plate and riveted them on after.

All 3 boats are long gone but I'm sure they still have vins now! Lol

Our handbuilt boat we currently own was the same manner. We even printed all the paperwork for the DMV online to make it easy.