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    Default Starcraft Serial # decoding

    Hi all, I recently bought a used (great!) Starcraft F*berglass boat. As I´ve got no Information regarding the name, type or any exact details, would anyone please be so kind to help me in this case?What I found so far is that it was most probably built in 1980, has a 165hp Mercruiser, 6 seatsThe serial Number reads like "STRF 4874 0280-F0"thx

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    Default Re: Starcraft Serial # decoding

    try this link..type in your info for location. locate dealer contact and call with numbers..they should be able to answer your question quickly. http://www.starcraftmarine.com/contact.php

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    Default Re: Starcraft Serial # decoding

    thanks walleyehed, unfortunately there is no starcraft dealer within the 1000mile range here in germany :-)but i contacted them by e-mail before with no result.i assume the "0280" within the serial presentsthe month/year, STRF = Starcraft...martin

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    Default Re: Starcraft Serial # decoding

    e-men,Try this web site: http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/hin.html According to its explanation, your SN tells the following: STRF - Starcraft, 4874 - hull serial number, 0280 - date of certification, F0 - unless this is "F" for January and "0" for 1980, haven't a clue.tcube

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    Default Re: Starcraft Serial # decoding

    Something is wrong with the Hull Identification Number (HIN) you have posted. The manufacturer identification code for Starcraft is STR, not STRF (unless the F indicates a foreign or export model ), and the HIN should end in an alpha character followed by three numeric characters. See the below link for more info:HIN ExplanationThe above link info is valid for boats built after about 1972, so if your boat is older than that it may not have an HIN or the HIN may not conform to the above. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Starcraft Serial # decoding

    Sorry, didn't realise you were in Germany...???I also have a Starcraft-2 matter-a-fact, and both boats HIN start with STRE. One is a 77, and one is a 79.OK, here is the number for the factory..they have helped me several times with boat restoration to original specs.Hope this helps..219-593-2500If you still can't get help, email me atkenneth.sanderson2@verizon.netand we will get the info..I'm just not allowed to post it for public viewing.

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    Default Re: Starcraft Serial # decoding

    If we assume that it is not a HIN on the back of my boat, because it reads exactly as written above, where else may i find a source of information to find out the name / model of my starcraft? any website available (oh yes, i _did_ search google, that´s why i am here

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