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Marine Surveyor's Engine & Hull Advice MarineSurvey Online
Diesel Troubleshooting & Maintenance BoatDiesel (click "Servicing")
Atomic 4 Engine Parts & Repair Care & Feeding
Maintenance Training Course Notes  (TB-Training)
Boat Technical Guides (BoatUS)

Special Products

Metal Corrosion Protection Fluid Film
Dissolve Barnacles in Heat Exchangers Rydlyme Marine (Apex)


Replacement Propeller Shaft Diameter Sizing Formula
Propeller Design Parameters  (online calculator)
Sailboat Speed, Comfort Motion, Capsize Ratio Calculations (online calculator)

Hull Shape Overview  "All About Powerboats" (book preview)
Air Conditioner Sizing Guidelines (Crusair)

Hull Identification Number (HIN)

The HIN is a 12-element alphanumeric with the following elements:
- Elements 1-3 identify the manufacturer 
- Elements 4-8 are used by the manufacturer to provide unique identification for each hull
- Elements 9-10 indicate the date of manufacture defined as the time the boat is completed at the factory
(Element 9 is a letter from A to L, denoting the month from January to December )
(Element 10 is the last digit of the year)
- Elements 11-12 indicate the model year ... the two numbers are the last two digits of the model year

Used Boat History  Enter HIN (Boat History Report - fee required)

Captains & Crew   

Cruising Crew List Index (non-commercial)
Racing & Cruising LI Sound Area Crew Connect (Windcheck)
Yacht Captains Directory Application  Listings (BoatUS)
Commercial Job Posts & Searches (MaritimeJobs)
Maritime Jobs & Careers (JobMonkey)

Charitable Donation Action Donation Services

Courtesy Commercial Links

Boating Links Directory


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