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Cal 21 Year Built

Sep 17, 2021
15
Cal 21 James River
How can I tell when my Cal 21 was built? Wikipedia tells me that there were 500 Cal 21s built between 1969 and 1972. My Virginia registration says mine was built in 93 but I'm sure that is the year that I bought it and registered it. I could not find the hull number or registration plate so a lot of guessing was involved. I could use some help in it's identification. Thanks
Deep Sea
 
Oct 22, 2014
15,881
CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
If the boat has an HIN then it will tell the year listed as built. Look on the Starboard Stern for a number stamped into the fiberglass a few inches below the deck.
 
Sep 17, 2021
15
Cal 21 James River
Thanks jssailem. Is that HIN placement true of all sailboats or just the Cals?
Deep Sea
 
Oct 22, 2014
15,881
CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
I know CAL’s. But since the early 70’s boats have been required to have an HIN affixed somewhere. The location happens to be popular but is not the only location.
 
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Feb 21, 2013
3,639
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Unfortunately boat HIN's were not required in the U.S until Nov 1 , 1972. If you are lucky you have a boat part that was only manufacture in the year the boat was built.