Was that kayak stolen?

kayakwriter

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I just learned about this resource for looking up boats by Hull Identification Number. A good way to be sure you're not buying stolen property, and also a possible way to do the rightful owner a solid if you see a boat you think might have been stolen. Gonna cross-post this on the Buy-Sell forum.
 

JohnAbercrombie

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I wonder how many kayak owners have recorded the HINs for their boats - it's important to do so.- you can't get the HIN in that police 'stolen' database if you don't know it!

BTW, most Mariner kayaks have the HIN engraved into the gelcoat at the stern (starboard side) AND written in large letters under the deck.

Matt Broze still answers emails so you can contact him directly (his email address is at the marinerkayaks.com site) with any questions about specific Mariner (MSQ HIN prefix) kayaks.
 
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