Incorrect HIN???

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  1. Captain1192

    Captain1192 New Member

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    Jun 27, 2022
    1973 ‘sea ray’ SRV 180 Berkeley jet drive with a Ford 460ci.
    Ford 460ci Berkeley jet drive
    So I recently purchased what I thought was a 1973 SRV 180 jet drive.
    Title says sea ray, vin on title matches the vin on back of transom.
    BUT my HIN starts with ‘Sky’ which from what I can find is a S-K marine brand (long outta business)
    So, is it a sea ray? Was S-k apart of sea ray? A20340FA-FE2D-4ECB-AEF6-A99327C2E8D4.jpeg 8B9A32DC-9F71-41C2-B041-FD3A764B912B.jpeg
     
  2. Avenger

    Avenger Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    278
    Nov 29, 2009
    Northern Michigan
    2000 510 Sundancer w/Cats


    1981 Sea Ray 260sxl
    Cat 3196
    Sure looks like an early 70's Pachanga to me. Cool boat.
     
  3. Captain1192

    Captain1192 New Member

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    Jun 27, 2022
    1973 ‘sea ray’ SRV 180 Berkeley jet drive with a Ford 460ci.
    Ford 460ci Berkeley jet drive
    Anyone know why the title would say sea ray??
     
  4. 89P270

    89P270 Active Member

    208
    Feb 2, 2017
    Pacific Northwest
    1989 Pachanga 270
    1997 270DA
    Twin Mercruiser 357 4V alpha's
    I am pretty sure series 1 pachanga's were never jet drive powered. What is the year of it?
     
  5. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Post a pic of the HIN on the transom and whatever is there.
     
  6. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    Love the boat. As a kid I lived on a small creek that tied into the Warwick River. One of the older guys had one of these. That thing would fly
     
  7. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    State title offices screwed up the brand name on an inflatable I once bought. It can happen…
     
  8. Captain1192

    Captain1192 New Member

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    Jun 27, 2022
    1973 ‘sea ray’ SRV 180 Berkeley jet drive with a Ford 460ci.
    Ford 460ci Berkeley jet drive
    Title says it’s a 1973. Which I can’t find a 18’ pachanga in 73. 9B6470BD-5B53-4447-824E-50B6B78BDFBF.jpeg
     
  9. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    That doesn't look factory for the time period and definitely doesn't look like a Sea Ray HIN as they are usually stamped/embossed into the fiberglass/gelcoat.
     
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  10. Captain1192

    Captain1192 New Member

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    Jun 27, 2022
    1973 ‘sea ray’ SRV 180 Berkeley jet drive with a Ford 460ci.
    Ford 460ci Berkeley jet drive
    I know the outside has been redone not sure if the windshield and railing was removed
     
  11. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    I meant the HIN plate doesn't look period correct font wise nor does it show any age. I wonder if there is anything under it?
     
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  12. alnav

    alnav Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2009
    West River, MD
    40 MY
    QSB 425
    Your HIN certainly doesn't look kosher, at least by today's standards. A surveyor once told me there was always an alternate HIN location and he found mine and showed it to me. It was near the helm and I think he said they were usually in that area. Not sure this has always been the case but you might try to find an embossed version on your hull.
     
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  13. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Possibly the boat was rebuilt and given a new custom HIN by the builder .

    -Kevin
     
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  14. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx 502 mag
    2005 Baja 242 islander 496
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    496 mag B1
    I had a 82 aquasport with a similar plate no rivets, no molded number and no hidden number
     
  15. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    Definitely not a Manufacturers plate for 1973. My guess is the transom was redone which obliterated the original Hull ID. Looks like they did a nice job on it and converted it to a jet boat.

    It could have been a salvage or damaged boat in its previous life. 1973 was a long time ago.
     
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