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Have 2 70's era Old Towns - have SN but tags with HIN is missing

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Old_Paddler, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Old_Paddler

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    I have 2 Royalex canoes, late 70's era that have 6 digit SN but the HIN number tags are missing or partially missing.

    Do the build sheets have the HIN number on them?
    One is 14' 201136
    One is 17' 213049
    Not sure how high the scanning project went.

    Thank you,
    Russ
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The scanned records go just over 250,000 around 1984 so you are in luck. The Old Town canoe with serial number 201136 is a 14 foot long, Chipewyan model that weighed 57 pounds. It was built in April, 1974. The original exterior vinyl color was dark green. It shipped on May 43rd, 1974 to Great Neck, New York.

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 213049 is a 17 foot long, Chipewyan model with aluminum inserts in the rails that weighed 76 pounds. It was built in March, 1976. The original exterior vinyl color was green. It shipped on March 29th, 1976 to Washington Depot, Connecticut. The back side of the scan indicates that it had some scratches and scuffs on the outside. It was purchased on August 16th, 1976 and moved to Lakeside, Connecticut.

    Scans showing both of these build records can be found below. These scans and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will donate, join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/about-wcha to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/store/membership to renew.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if these descriptions don't match the canoes. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson



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    213049.jpg



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  3. OP
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    Old_Paddler

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    Contacted Old Town and got the HIN numbers and the way to determine them:
    XTC
    last 5 digits of hull number
    letter code for month shipped
    2 year date
    201136 = XTC01136D74
    213049 = XTC13049C76

    Without build sheets would not have had the month.

    Thanks,
    Russ
     
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

  5. OP
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    Old_Paddler

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    Awesome, thank you.
    The 17' just left to go to its new home.
     

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