All I have is an 8 digit serial number. Not new to boating, but have only had this used boat a few years and (first time owner) and now the state is saying I need the HIN. We registerd originally with the serial number but I guess that is not the number I need. I do not find an HIN anywhere, nor the year of the boat. All I know is it is a 14 foot. Looks like a runabout. Most likely had seats in front but the previous owner turned it into a fishing boat with a 'built in minnow bucket with aerator where you would put your feet in front. I saw the link to the boat history site but before I throw out $40 +/- I'd like to know if anyone else used it. Had been sick the last few years, so I didn't really get a chance to enjoy it much, so I'd like to get this cleared up so I can use it. Does anyone know where that HIN would be hiding?